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Gobernuisgach Lodge Return Cycle Route



Scotland > Sutherland > A838, parking at northern limit of Loch Merkland
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameGobernuisgach Lodge Return
Distance : miles (km)20.85  (33.55)
Duration(hh:mm)02:00
Difficulty
Posted ByLance
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryScotland
Town/CityA838, parking at northern limit of Loch Merkland
County/RegionSutherland
Start LocationA838, parking at northern limit of Loch Merkland
End LocationAs start location
Cycle Steps
One of the best introduction mountain-bike routes I've ever come across. There are no navigational issues. The surface is hard-core (land-rover track). In bad weather this route will be exposed. However, in good weather, this route is simply stunning: through the middle of a crazy geologic landscape (that Sutherland does so well!) formed by Moine Thrust. Great views of some iconic mountains: Ben Hope (most northerly Munro), Ben Klibreck, Ben More Assynt
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
This route is remote: no shops, no mobile-phone coverage. The only habitation is Gobernuisgach Lodge. So take you packed lunch and enjoy it sitting by the Strathmore River!

Your comments?
posted by:Peter KohnRating : difficult :
It''s a decent climb but the surface is excellent (not many year''s ago it could be driven in a normal saloon car with care - and permission as the gates at the end are locked). Fabulous sense of remoteness and wilderness. The name (Pass of the robber) always intrigued me.

posted by:Peter KohnRating : difficult :
It''s a decent climb but the surface is excellent (not many year''s ago it could be driven in a normal saloon car with care - and permission as the gates at the end are locked). Fabulous sense of remoteness and wilderness. The name (Pass of the robber) always intrigued me. From Gobernuisgach there is a rough track over the hills to Lone (near Achfary). A stunning combination but the second leg is pretty tough for normal mortals.


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