The Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse – Biking the West Highland Way

As promised here’s the second installment of my recent trip to the Highlands. On this outing the hiking boots were left at home – well in the tent – and I took to two wheels for a mountain bike trip along the West Highland Way between the Bridge of Orchy and Kingshouse…mountain biking in the highlands

The West Highland Way is an iconic trail leading almost 100 miles from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis through some of the finest scenery in Scotland. The route is a long distance hiking trail not a cycle path and I have read reports of people having to carry bikes for long distances over part of the route along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. This section though was all rideable by mountain bike if pretty rough in places.

The section I chose to ride here is possibly the wildest and remotest part of the whole route, crossing the wilderness of Rannoch Moor between Bridge of Orchy and Kingshouse in Glen Etive. It’s worth noting that there is no shelter and in bad weather it’s probably a good idea to think twice before setting out on foot or on a bike…

>>> Here’s the full trip in photos  >>>

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About Pete Buckley

Hi I'm Pete and I'm a UK based outdoor enthusiast, part time writer and photographer. My work includes action adventure novel The Colonel of Krasnoyarsk as well as a couple of travel stories recounting firstly a campervan adventure around New Zealand and then a week on foot in the Swiss Alps, hiking from the Eiger to the Matterhorn. The subject of these pages is predominantly hiking in the English Lake District (which is near where I live), North Wales and the Scottish Highlands as well as cycling; from rides with the kids to trail riding in the Highlands of Scotland and other wonderful places... Thanks for visiting.
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1 Response to The Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse – Biking the West Highland Way

  1. MikeP says:

    Hmmm… not sure if the first comment went through. Thanks for the tour, it looks as if you had a perfect ride to contemplate future writings. Always grateful for the inspirations in your posts.

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