sorry velo, wasn't suggesting my harebrained Skye route for the national, it's just something I'd been thinking about for while that I've found myself recently getting carried away with.
for the national, still keen on the the cairngorms, always fancied the route in singletrack,however I've never climbed any hills or spent much time in the area to make any insightful or valuable suggestions
http://singletrackworld.com/trailguide/ ... airngorms/
back to my harebrained plan,
I don't doubt it's possible, as my Dad used to say, "Time and perseverance pished a hole in a stane".
- I think that's just become the moto for this plan
Mr Panda wrote:
gmac - the carry over that bealach could be, well, well dangerous (d'ya see what I did there?) but I'd be interested to explore further. I've no plans for Skye in the immediate future though unfortunately, unless a window of dry clear weather over xmas/new year.......
TBH I've enough difficulty keeping a clear head up those hills without thinking about a bike
the carry up to the coire is from memory more difficult (with a bike) than the sramble up to the bealach
investigate more I thinks, as humphing up a hill is ok to be rewarded by an enjoyable decent on the other side, which is unlikely to be the case down a pathless coire...
original idea was to find a route route the black hills, not over the black hills. slig to glenbrittle is fine, coruisk to slig is fine, it's just the glenbrittle to coruisk that needs working out.
bought a cheap 2nd hand copy of the Skye 360, tale of a fella that walked all 360 miles of skyes coast line, so it'll be interesting to see how he did it. i've spent an evening onboard a boat moored SE of Ghars Bheinn and it very rough terrain
it's defo' a spring mission during the dry season on skye