Julie's Birthday 2019

 

For her birthday this year Julie expressed a desire to fulfil an ambition: cycle over the Glen Ogle viaduct. The railway line was closed in 1965, and was converted to a cycling/walking path (the Rob Roy Way) in 2001. We cycled from the Mhor84 hotel (formerly the Kings House), Balquhidder to the Grandtully Hotel near Ballintaggart. And the following day back to Mhor84 where we also stayed the night.

 

 

 

39-miles, grade mild-C (interactive map: zoom and pan)

 

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The weather forecast kept changing during the days leading up to the trip.

But our luck held, and we had two nice days for the trip - only a little rain.

 

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The Glen Ogle Viaduct: Julie's ambition achieved.

 

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And I got to cycle the viaduct too.

 

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With all the rain the Falls of Dochart were in full spate.

 

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Of course, Julie require lots of refreshments.

 

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Loch Tay, with Ben Lawers in the background.

 

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Some of the hills were rather demanding.

 

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The good weather held.

 

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The weather turned appalling on the day we headed home.

 

 

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