LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 11 - Edinburgh to Dunkeld - 106km

Road Cycling
Jul 14
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 13 at 18:00:00
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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.

Overview

Join Will & Jon for a fortnight of cycling LEJOG, a cycle tour of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.  The whole route will take 14 days (plus 2 days travelling) covering 1000 miles so join for as much or as little as you can face!  The trip is organised as day events, allowing you to sign up to whatever days you fancy, booking your own transport and accommodation according to your budget.

DAY ELEVEN - Edinburgh to Dunkeld

We leave Edinburgh on National Cycling Route 1 and cross the Forth on the old road bridge.  We change to Route 775 to Perth and end up on the 77 to Dunkeld.  We cover 106km with 940m of ascent today.

In Kinross at 50km it would be nice to try and visit Historic Scotland Environment's Lochleven Castle.    Mary Queen of Scots was once a guest here, but her former host turned her jailer in 1567. She eventually escaped, never to see Scotland again.  We need to book for this one if we want to visit, as its a short boat ride across the lake.

At 84km we pass Historic Scotland Environment's Huntingtower Castle, another location that MAry Queen of Scots once visited.

The route can be downloaded from here.

Tuesday 14th July accommodation suggestions in Dunkeld:

  • handful of independent hotels here to choose from.
  • Will & Jon are staying at Merryburn, booked through Booking.com

Keep costs down by getting twin rooms and sharing.

Getting there and back again

If you are joining us for the day, the nearest train station to the starting point is Edinburgh Waverley.

If you are leaving us in Dunkeld, the nearest train station is Dunkeld & Birnam.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.

A lot of useful information is included in Day 0 - Getting to Lands End.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Location

55.952383600081, -3.1932878494263