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by GPC
22 Nov 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

All helpful stuff, thank you Tinnishill. I plan to take a holiday group along there next year so would like to have an idea what it's surfaced with. Comments such as 'I rode it on a Brompton' are just the sort of info I need. I live in Scotland, am VERY familiar with forestry routes etc, but have ne...
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

Hello Andrew, do you have any photos on the section south of Clatteringshaws please? The subject of the OP. . . .
I'm really not too interested on getting into an off topic discussion on another route.
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I did route 68 Pennine cycle way at the August bank holiday from Berwick as far as gargrave. The section south of Wooler had five boggy bits/fords and the bridge is hard work on a fully loaded tourer. The forest section was badly rutted and wet due to foresty work I dowt they will have repaired it....
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I'm not at all interested in discussing the route 68 bit, but would welcome comments on the section in the original post please re the Clatteringshaws route.
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I did route 68 Pennine cycle way at the August bank holiday from Berwick as far as gargrave. The section south of Wooler had five boggy bits/fords and the bridge is hard work on a fully loaded tourer. The forest section was badly rutted and wet due to foresty work I dowt they will have repaired it....
by GPC
20 Nov 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

NCN 68 north of Once Brewed, the route becomes a forest track, but a very very bad and used forest track. Once you reach the bit accessible by forestry lorries it becomes OK again. Again, the same route south of Wooler. We tried to do it on loaded tourers and had to abandon the route and lay on a bu...
by GPC
20 Nov 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

Thank you, that is really helpful. I fancied the 'off road' routes because they look interesting and add enough miles to make up a day. I was horribly surprised by a sustrans route last year that got us into big trouble as it was so shockingly bad and unrideable in sections. I'm v cautious about the...
by GPC
20 Nov 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 822

New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

There is a thread on here re this route that is over ten years old. I am keen to find out what the surface currently like for loaded tourers from the A712 south around Loch Clatteringshaw via Craigencallie following the off road sections of NCN 7. Is the route comfortably rideable on loaded non susp...
by GPC
7 Sep 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you have done.
Replies: 43
Views: 1809

Re: Things you have done.

Talked to someone who was alone and appeared to be contemplating jumping off the Forth Road Bridge, and kept them talking until the help I had summoned arrived.
by GPC
11 Jun 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A List of former YHA hostels
Replies: 31
Views: 2361

Re: A List of former YHA hostels

I came to hostelling pretty late, only having stayed at a YHA with the school back in the 1970s. But having met my wife on a CTC holiday managed to catch the end of the best of the YHA in the early years of this century. We stayed in countless tiny hostels in the Black Mountains in Wales, I cycled f...
by GPC
11 Jun 2019, 7:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK conference and agm
Replies: 15
Views: 4504

Re: Cycling UK conference and agm

Yes, I hope to be there on Saturday.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Cycling UK Scotland AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 11014

Re: Cycling UK Scotland AGM

There was no requirement for show of hands as I remember other than to nominate and second appointments to the committee etc. No posts were contested. Cycling UK Scotland has no autonomous authority and functions similar to any member group.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

Great information, one to avoid on the tourer. Thank you for that.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

While browsing the Sustrans website I noticed a route indicated as a 'non-NCN route' that leads from Mannachie Avenue in Forres to Grantown on Spey. I want to ride this route on a tourer with luggage, does anyone know the quality of surface please? I know how variable Sustrans routes can be, (I'm a ...