Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bradan loop

The forecast was a bit iffy for today but Graham and I decided to get on with it and hope for the best.

Took the bikes in the car to Stinchar bridge beyond Straiton and cycled over from Loch Bradan to Loch Doon on the new(ish) trail, fortunately the weather looked OK.

We stopped for a little bit of site seeing at Doon Castle and from the castle walls it looked like the little cafe was open... great; tea and cake when you least expect it and most in need of it, absolutely delicious strawberry cream cake...yummy yummy!

It's the first time I've seen it open, guess it's the time of year.

The way back is tame but with a nice outlook south until the Cornish Loch trail, a roller coaster track with stiff climbs, marvellous open views and a blast back to Stinchar Bridge car park.

Last stop on the way home was at the Buck Cafe in Straiton at about 3.15pm half an hour before it started raining.....ah joy!

See photos here and route description here


Blogger Jinxx said...

Just had a look at the Loch Bradan to Loch Doon trails on my onlne map,, and it looks superb, seems to be loads of little trails and the like all over the forest

12:50 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

There are indeed lots of trails around the forest and nearby, a great place for a day outing or a real epic day from your neck of the woods although you might need a rescue plan if thing went against you.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Oh yep, thats why i always carry a mobile with me. You never know when it will come in handy

8:07 PM  

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