Berridale braes

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ambodach
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Re: Berridale braes

Postby ambodach » 25 Mar 2017, 9:13am

Hi children. Just came across this topic and could not resist pointing out that I first cycled this route in the mid 1950's. So long ago that I cannot really remember much detail but certainly very different from today. I do remember going over the old bridge at Helmsdale. The inland road from Helmsdale up to the N. coast is worth doing. Pretty quiet road and on a good day good views over the Flow Country.

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ferrit worrier
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Re: Berridale braes

Postby ferrit worrier » 25 Mar 2017, 11:23am

Mick F wrote:Then and now.
Just imagine what it used to be like. :shock:
Berridale.jpg


Looks like it's been well surveyed, I can see seven "Bench Marks" within the old map. :)

I think I've got some pics of the new bridge taken from the old one, I'll have a look later and post them if I have.

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Apr 2017, 5:23pm

The road has got easier, if you want a challenge try the Whaligoe Steps

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby ferrit worrier » 8 Feb 2018, 9:05am

Update on proposed works from BBC news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-42965417

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby Pastychomper » 8 Feb 2018, 10:56am

ambodach wrote:... The inland road from Helmsdale up to the N. coast is worth doing. Pretty quiet road and on a good day good views over the Flow Country.


Seconded. I know that road fairly well and I'm slightly surprised so many people choose the Berriedale route, though they both have their ups and downs. There's also an excellent "short"cut via Glen Loth (signposted from the A9 south of Helmsdale), which is my favourite stretch of road in the country to drive along - high, remote, and quiet - and on my to-do list on a bike. I need to increase the carbon content of the ol' thighs first though. :oops:
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