Enjoying bike tracks here safely during recovery Phase 1

Why not get on out on your bike, take advantage of any great weather and experience activities in your own backyard!

We’re often too busy to enjoy this beautiful area we live in. During lockdown why not get out and explore the super, family-friendly track around much of the Nether Lochaber coastline (Sustrans route number 78). It’s an incredibly scenic route with interpretive panels and benches along the way – and, as most of it was once a railway track it offers very few steep challenges.

There are off-road pathways linked in taking you to Ballachulish and on to Glencoe where you can access a network of local off-road trails near the village. If you’re a confident road cyclist, you can detour on the roads down to Kinlochleven.

Cycling is great for your physical and mental health, it’s good for the environment and with off-road cycle routes it can be enjoyed safely during lockdown here.

Remember to be kind, wear something bright or hi-vis and have a bell, just to help other path users hear and see you approaching.

When you are using paths please observe social distancing and sanitise hands before and after touching any gates to stop the spread of coronavirus.

  • Bring your own food and drink.
  • Take your rubbish home with you.
  • ‘Go before you go’ – many public toilet facilities are still closed.

Check your bike before you go out – if it needs a repair, spare part or a service, or if you need to buy a bike, contact Crankitupgear here in Glencoe. They are open for bike repairs, spares and sales by arrangement/pre-booking: 01855 811694 / www.glencoebikehire.com

There is no better way to experience your local environment than by bicycle, it gives you a new perspective. You can hear the bird song, the waterfalls, smell the wildflowers and enjoy views you don’t see from the car.

For more local info go to our page: discoverglencoe.scot/covid-19/

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