Beauly Firth loop route

Map/leaflet on Beauly Firth Loop cycle route 

A map and information leaflet is available about the scenic loop cycle route round the Beauly Firth.  The project was organised through Muir of Ord Community Council and funded by Highland Council's Carbon Clever fund.

The 26 mile route takes in beautiful sea and mountain views, archaeological remains including crannogs and fish traps, other fascinating built heritage such as Redcastle Pier and Wardlaw Mausoleum of Outlander fame, rich birdlife, and some great options for the essential coffee and cakes.

As Frances Macgruer, Chair of Muir or Ord Community Council, explained on the launch of the leaflet

"Lots of people cycle round the Firth already - it's a lovely route with lots to see - and we wanted to spread the word a bit.  As well as encouraging people to cycle the whole 26 miles, we want folk to try sections of the loop such as the beautiful shore road from North Kessock to Redcastle, to combine bike and train using the stations at Muir of Ord and Beauly, and to explore some off road options and alternative back roads."

"For regulars and first-timers alike we hope that the leaflet helps people to get more out of their cycle by highlighting some of the points of interest along the way.  And there are great places to stop for refuelling in Beauly, Muir of Ord, North Kessock and of course Inverness."

"We're delighted to have supported this initiative which we hope will see more people out on bikes, for leisure, for commuting, for shopping or just for going out for a coffee."

The Loop map has been produced by award-winning cartographer Helen Stirling of Inverness, who has also worked on maps for the Black Isle, Inverness and Loch Ness area, Nairn and many others.

Copies of the leaflet are available from Anne Thomas of Transition Black Isle and Black Isle Bicycles on 01463 731303 and from various local businesses around the Loop route.

Preview the  leaflet  and  map


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