Pitlochry to Tummel Bridge and River Lochside Loop

Pitlochry to Tummel Bridge and Loch side Loop

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A cycle route of approximately 28 miles. The cycle ride takes you from the tourist town of

Pitlochry out over the river and along the loch side to Tummel Bridge, where you start
your return journey back along the other side of the river and loch back down to Pitlochry. The cycle route is along country lanes and ‘B’ roads with some severe climbs along the way, but be aware that you should take your own refreshments on the cycle ride as the route takes you along some isolated roads. Enjoy the fantastic views along the way. Cycle Hire is available from ‘Escape Route’, Atholl Road, Pitlochry.

Pitlochry, is situated on the River Tummel. It is a Victorian town, whose success as a tourist resort was due to Queen Victoria visiting the area in 1842, and the arrival of the railway in 1863. It remains a popular tourist resort today and is particularly known as a centre for hillwalking, surrounded by mountains such as Ben Vrackie. The town has many stone-built Victorian buildings and boasts two whiskey distilleries.

Starting from The Old Mill Inn on Atholl Road in the centre of Pitlochry cycle left along Atholl Road A924 in the direction of Dunfallandy. After about 500 yards TURN RIGHT along Bridge Road and cycle over the bridge. On the other side of the bridge follow the road round to the right as it becomes Foss Road. After 200 yards TURN LEFT along the small road which takes you in front of The Pitlochry Festival Theatre, past the theatre and under the A9. About 200 yards after cycling under the A9 TURN RIGHT and the lane and cycle up the hill and follow the road for approximately 1 mile to its end where you come to a ‘T’ junction near the waters edge of Loch Faskally. (make sure you follow the road round the bend of the water to the left).

Continue to cycle along the road for about 10 miles to the small village of Foss. As you cycle along you pass through several wooded areas and the road follows the river bank along to Foss. You will encounter some hills on this section of the cycle ride. When you reach Foss continue straight through the village and up the steep hill for about quarter of a mile where you come to a ‘T’ junction with the B846. At the junction TURN RIGHT on to the B846 and cycle down the road for about 1 mile and over Tummel Bridge.

When you cross the Tummel Bridge you come to a ‘T’ junction with the B8019. At the junction TURN RIGHT on to the B8019 and cycle through Tummel Bridge continuing along the B8019 which takes you past Strath Tummel, Tressait and after approximately 8 miles, at the end of the loch the road bends to the left away from the loch side and then bends sharply to the right. Continue along the B8019 for approximately another one and a half miles where you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT keeping to the B8019 and cycle for two and a half miles back to the Old Mill Inn on Atholl Road in Pitlochry. The Start finish of your cycle ride.

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