Lochcarron, Highland (Scotland)

Lochcarron, in the Highland region of Scotland, is a charming village nestled along the shores of Loch Carron. Known for its scenic beauty, it offers a tranquil retreat in the Scottish Highlands.
Cycle routes passing Lochcarron
Weeks I stayed Lochcarron
Sat, 17. Jun 2023
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Tailwind! #celtman participants on the road! Company! It’s on! Obviously I’m not as fast as I would like to be. But I tried to catch up with the participants of the triathlon. But sadly once the slower ones came in, we went on a different route… once I’m going south, I’ll take the little train to Ullapool, looking very much forward to that. Another great day, finished at the Wee Camp Site. By now I’m used to wee and bonnie and really like those words!

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Sun, 18. Jun 2023
North Coast 500 - On top of the Bealach Na Ba

Bealach Na Ba! One of the steepest climbs of the UK! And my Garmin showed me a double peak. Going up and then quite a bit down and up again. Quite an ascend. I was a tad worried, specially about this double climb. I even got my new shoes out. I‘ve seen as well pictures the night before which seemed unreal. And certainly, it was not easy. What was specifically not easy was to meet a group of bikers at the top who blasted #beinhart - call me speechless. Met a nice guy at the top who decided spontaneously to go down to Applecross. I warned him about the double peak. He got a bit worried as well. Now the bummer, there was actually not a double peak. I was actually quite disappointed. Not sure what went wrong between Komoot and Garmin. The route was exactly what I was riding. So, well. Steepest climb of the UK, but was a lot easier than I anticipated. Maybe that’s a good strategy for future challenges…

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Mood: happy :)