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Cycling in Scotland

Scotland is a wonderful place to cycle with some fabulous and varied scenery. The National Cycle Network has created many splendid signed routes with highlights including the breathtaking scenery of the North Sea Coast and the awe inspiring Cairngorms National Park

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Scotland including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <25km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Aden Country Park2 miles (3 km)*
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Ayr to Maybole11 miles (18 km)*
Balloch Castle Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)*
Beecraigs Country Park5 miles (8 km)*
Bonaly Country Park5 miles (8 km)*
Calderglen Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Carrbridge to Aviemore11 miles (18 km)*
Castle Semple3 miles (5 km)*
Cathkin Braes Country Park2 miles (4 km)**
Chatelherault Country Park6 miles (9 km)*
Clatto Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park3 miles (5.5 km)*
Dalkeith Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Dams to Darnley Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)*
Drumpellier Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Dunfermline to Alloa15 miles (24 km)**
Eglinton Country Park4 miles (6 km)*
Forfar Loch Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Gartmorn Dam Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)*
Glasgow to Paisley10 miles (16 km)*
Glen Etive11 miles (18 km)**
Gleniffer Braes Country Park5 miles (8 km)*
Glenmore Forest Park6 miles (9 km)*
Isle of Arran Explorer15 miles (24 km)**
Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park5 miles (7.5 km)**
Linn Park2 miles (2.5 km)*
Loch Ard4 miles (6 km)**
Loch Katrine13 miles (21 km)**
Loch Ness12 miles (19 km)***
Lochore Meadows Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)*
Mugdock Country Park4 miles (6 km)*
Palacerigg Country Park4 miles (6 km)*
Pitlochry to Dunkeld14 miles (23 km)**
Plean Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Pollok Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Roslin Glen Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)*
Strathclyde Country Park4 miles (6 km)*
Taynuilt to Oban12 miles (20 km)**
Townhill Country Park1 miles (2 km)*
Vogrie Country Park2 miles (4 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 26-50km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Aberdeen to Stonehaven27 miles (43 km)***
Arbroath to Montrose17 miles (27 km)**
Banff to Buckie22 miles (36 km)***
Buckie to Elgin17 miles (27 km)**
Carlisle to Gretna20 miles (32 km)**
Carrbridge to Kingussie26 miles (42 km)***
Culbin Forest17 miles (28 km)*
Dava Way23 miles (37 km)***
Dumfries to Annan25 miles (40 km)**
Dumfries to Castle Douglas19 miles (30 km)***
Dundee to Arbroath20 miles (32 km)**
Dundee to Perth24 miles (38 km)**
Dundee to St Andrews19 miles (30 km)**
Edinburgh to Bathgate26 miles (42 km)***
Edinburgh to Dunfermline22 miles (36 km)**
Elgin to Nairn28 miles (45 km)**
Glasgow to Airdrie19 miles (30 km)**
Glasgow to Dumbarton16 miles (25 km)**
Glasgow to Greenock28 miles (45 km)***
Glasgow to Lochwinnoch21 miles (33 km)**
Gretna to Lockerbie19 miles (30 km)**
Inverness to Nairn25 miles (40 km)***
Isle of Skye29 miles (47 km)***
Killin to Callander25 miles (40 km)***
Kilmarnock to Ardrossan17 miles (28 km)**
Kilmarnock to Ayr27 miles (43 km)**
Kilmarnock to Troon17 miles (28 km)**
Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie19 miles (30 km)***
Maud to Banff28 miles (45 km)***
Montrose to Stonehaven28 miles (45 km)***
Newton Stewart to Gatehouse of Fleet19 miles (30 km)***
Perth to Dunkeld17 miles (28 km)*
Pitlochry to Aberfeldy16 miles (25 km)**
Tain to Lairg27 miles (43 km)**
Thurso to John o' Groats22 miles (35 km)**

 Long Routes: >50km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Aberdeen to Maud36 miles (58 km)***
Ayr to Newton Stewart47 miles (75 km)****
Bellingham to Langholm47 miles (75 km)****
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Dunbar34 miles (55 km)***
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Melrose45 miles (72 km)****
Campbeltown to Tarbert39 miles (62 km)****
Clyde Walkway39 miles (62 km)**
Coast and Castles199 miles (321 km)****
Crinan to Taynuilt36 miles (58 km)****
Dumbarton to Callander39 miles (62 km)****
Dumfries to Gatehouse of Fleet45 miles (72 km)****
Dumfries to Gretna34 miles (55 km)***
Dundee to Dunfermline53 miles (86 km)****
Dunfermline to Stirling37 miles (60 km)**
Edinburgh to Airdrie41 miles (66 km)****
Edinburgh to Dunbar35 miles (57 km)***
Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy31 miles (50 km)**
Edinburgh to Melrose55 miles (88 km)*****
Edinburgh to Stirling50 miles (80 km)***
Formartine and Buchan Way53 miles (86 km)****
Fort William to Fort Augustus33 miles (53 km)***
Forth and Clyde Canal35 miles (56 km)*
Glasgow to Edinburgh66 miles (106 km)*
Great Glen Way73 miles (117 km)****
Greenock to Taynuilt40 miles (65 km)***
Inverness to Carrbridge32 miles (52 km)****
Inverness to Tain41 miles (66 km)***
Kingussie to Pitlochry47 miles (75 km)****
Kirkcaldy to St Andrews31 miles (50 km)****
Lairg to Tongue37 miles (60 km)****
Lanark to Lockerbie53 miles (85 km)****
Orkney Islands Explorer78 miles (125 km)***
Pitlochry to Killin39 miles (62 km)****
Shetland Islands Explorer109 miles (175 km)****
Speyside Way65 miles (105 km)****
Tarbert to Crinan40 miles (65 km)****
Three Lochs Way33 miles (53 km)****
Tongue to Thurso43 miles (70 km)****
Union Canal31 miles (50 km)*
West Highland Way93 miles (150 km)*****

 Scotland Cycling Links
Cycling ScotlandCycling Scotland is the national cycle promotionorganisation for Scotland.
Go Bike!The campaign exists to promote cycling in the Strathclyde area of Scotland, and is active mainly within Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, and East Renfrewshire.
North Lanarkshire CouncilInformation on routes in the area
Paths for AllWe are leading the way to a happier, healthier, greener, more active Scotland through our work and provision of advice, resources and support to others.
Ride Fort WilliamYour one stop shop for all the information you'll need to enjoy the cycling & riding in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
Scottish National HeritageWalking and cycling information for Scotland
ScotwaysWe work to protect and develop access to the Scottish countryside for all.
Spokes: the Lothian Cycle CampaignThis site has considerable information on cycling in this popular region
Trossachs.co.ukA complete guide to the Trossachs National Park and surrounding areas, including places to stay, local businesses, visitors attractions and a free online accommodation finder.

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