The long distance National Cycle Route 7 (or NCR 7) covers 214 miles (344km) running from Sunderland to Inverness in the north of Scotland. Route 7 forms two-thirds of the famous Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route before heading north to Glasgow via the Ayrshire coast and Glen Trool Forest, before passing through two National Parks - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Cairngorms.
Glasgow to Inverness via Loch Lomond
The route leaves Glasgow by following the River Clyde to Dumbarton and then heads to Inverness via
Abefoyle, Callander, and Killin in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It then goes onto Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge. Highlights include the Glen Ogle viaduct on the railway path between Lochearnhead and Killin.
Passing through two National Parks the cycle route takes the cyclist through some of the most stunning scenery on the National Cycle Network.
Part of Cycle route 7 takes cyclists through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park from Balloch to Killin. Cycling amidst stunning scenery NCR 7 offers a fantastic cycling adventure for long distance cyclists. For those not up to long distance routes the cycle path can easily be broken down into shorter routes. These medium - length paths and shorter routes provide safe cycling for all ages and abilities. Depending on the season and which route you follow you may have the privilage to see red squirrels, deer and Osprey's
Shorter and Medium - Length Paths
Cycle Killin or Glen Ogle towards Callander in the Trossachs
Mainly off road providing safe cycling ideal for family's and those not so confident on their bike.
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