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Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project

Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project.

Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project

a study for the Scottish Development Department

by Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project.

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Published by Scottish Development Department in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John Grimshaw and the Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project.
ContributionsGrimshaw, John., Great Britain. Scottish Development Department.
The Physical Object
Pagination110p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19542160M

Some of the path between Oban and Ballachulish follows a former railway line and boasts great views of the coast and fairly level riding. While there is no dedicated cycle route between the Corran Ferry and Fort William, you can access quiet single-track road along the west side of Loch Linnhe by taking the Corran and Cambusnagaul Ferries. Return is also possible via the Strathspey Railway, often under steam! See also the Community Website for other possibilities. Terrain: Minor road, farm and estate track, SUSTRANS cycle route, Aviemore orbital footpath. All abilities: Yes, but there is an awkward section under the railway bridges on the Aviemore orbital footpath.


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Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project by Scottish Railway Path & Cycle Route Project. Download PDF EPUB FB2

About This Route The Tweed Valley Railway Path is 5 miles long and links the towns of Innerleithen and Peebles passing through the village of Cardrona on quiet roads. The tarmac path follows the picturesque River Tweed for much of the way and links to the mountain biking facilities at Glentress and Innerleithen.

Welcome. Welcome to the website for Railway Paths Ltd. We are a specialist organisation which owns and manages a portfolio of former railway land to provide routes, roads and paths suitable for cycling, walking, horseriding and wheel-chair use. The definitive book is ‘Along the Fife Coast Path the route follows a former railway line for 26 miles through rolling farmland to the village of Maud, where it splits to reach one of two destinations on the North Sea.

National Cycle Network Route 1 also uses sections of the route between Dyce and Newmachar and between Auchnagatt and. This is a nice easy cycle or walk along the disused railway path from Chippenham to Calne. It follows National Cycle route and includes lovely riverside runs along the River Avon and the River Marden.

The route is almost entirely traffic free so is an ideal option for a family cycle ride or easy walk. Find the right bike route for you through Scotland, where we've cycle routes to explore. The routes you most commonly find here are of the hilly or uphill type.

Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of May and July. Views are wanted to improve a former railway line which has become a cycling and walking path have been unveiled. Aberdeen City Council is looking to improve part of The Deeside Way – the former Deeside railway line – which runs to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park.

Sustrans Scotland Deputy Director for Behaviour Change, Kate Campbell: “As a charity which helps to encourage people to walk and cycle for more of the journeys they make every day, it is important that people across Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes.

“We hope this path will encourage residents and visitors. Scotland has an abundance of great cycle routes. Some are for experts only but others are suitable for anyone who fancies strapping on a helmet. As the Scottish Government doubles funds to support.

The map itself is a stylised version of the cycle paths based on the London tube map, and was the brain child of Mark Sydenham, manager of Edinburgh bicycle recycling charity the Bike Station.

The Deeside Way is a longer distance path running from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for it’s Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle. The path is suitable for walkers and cyclists with many sections suitable for horses as well and is Route of the National Cycle Network which is coordinated and promoted.

The route will continue to evolve as we campaign for increased off-road access for cycling, bringing opportunities for adventures by bike within reach of everyone. Cycling UK’s vision is of a network of connected off-road recreational cycling routes across the length and breadth of Great Britain, through amazing places and wild landscapes.

Scotland is a great place for cycling and if you are looking for ideas for a longer-distance route these might just fit the bill. You could ride them in one big day or over several days, staying in accommodation en route.

The cycle routes could also be tagged on to a trip to Scotland. The Tweed Cycle Route and also the Borderloop pass through this picturesque town. There are also five local cycling routes from the town with varying distances from 7 – 26 miles and taking in Manor Valley, Eddleston, Dawyck Botanic Garden and Traquair House.

Bike hire and repair can be. The nation’s best-known former railway cycle path is also one of the loveliest. a section of the North Cornwall Railway. Callander to Killin Cycle Route as “challenging” but this is.

Edinburgh has miles of hidden cycle and walking routes based on redundant 19th century railway lines. They are like ribbons of nature criss-crossing the city.

Often they are hidden from view, the only clue being an old railway bridge – you often need to ask a local where they are, although the major routes are now signposted.

The Great North Trail links the Peak District to Scotland's most northerly mainland points for the first time. About 98% of the route is on existing off-road cycle routes, forest roads and low. Construction of the railway line in the Dalkeith area began in early Sections of the former railway previously used as a footpath and cycle way will be required for the rail line.

Working with Midlothian Council and The Scottish Borders Council, Sustrans have identified an alternative route to replace the paths lost to the railway. Scotland’s Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off road and has a range of visitor services.

At least 25 miles in length, they are suitable for multi-day outings as well as day trips. The National Cycle Network (NCN) comprises okm of dedicated cycle routes across the UK, of which over 3,km are in Scotland. Over million walking and cycling trips were made on.

It is a 32 mile round trip from the station. You will have to cycle fast to be able to do this route between trains as there are very few trains. Or you could cycle the 40 miles to Pitlochry where there is a station with trains to Inverness or south to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

I once got stranded at Rannoch because I missed a train. The construction of the Borders Railway, now under way between Edinburgh and Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders, has meant the permanent re-routing of Route 1 of the National Cycle Network in the Dalkeith area of Midlothian.

Construction of the railway line and the building of a new station at Eskbank began in early Sections of the former railway previously used as a footpath and cycle. The path is home to a collection of artworks Sustrans commissioned and is also one of our Greener Greenways where we are working to enhance the biodiversity and habitats of the route.

Cuckoo Trail, East Sussex. The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East. Must-cycle routes in Aberdeenshire 4 July In this part of Scotland, you’ll find epic cycling routes through mountains, great estates and ancient forests in Royal Deeside, along our miles of spectacular coastline and even in Aberdeen city itself.

Scotland’s Railway is an integral part of Scotland’s social and economic infrastructure supporting our communities, business and environment. Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the GB rail.

For more help in identifying different types of path on a map, check our our guide to planning a walking route in 5 easy steps.

A dismantled railway with footpath and traffic free cycle route near East Grinstead. Dismantled railway routes in OS Maps. We have started adding some of the best railway routes to OS Maps, our online mapping and route.

The Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway was a railway company that built an east-west railway (known as the Edinburgh Suburban Line or more familiarly the Sub) on the southern margin of Edinburgh, Scotland, primarily to facilitate the operation of heavy goods and mineral traffic across the line opened in Although its route was rural at the time, suburban.

sustrans cycle routes in scotland map Experience Scotland from a new perspective, from the saddle of a bike, and immerse yourself in our amazing landscapes, history and culture. The slower speed of two-wheeled travel versus four-wheeled motoring, allows you.

Dubbed Scotland’s answer to Ro the Applecross Loop has it all in abundance: coastal roads, highland landscapes and minimal traffic.

But, perhaps the. The Forestry Commission Scotland has excellent guides to the options available, including Learnie Red Rocks, which features 10 miles of single-track graded routes, a jump park and forest roads.

Balblair has both blue and black graded routes, and Laggan Wolftrax, south of Inverness near Aviemore, has a black run that is often rated the most. Most of the route is now the Callander to Strathyre Cycleway which also forms part of the Rob Roy Way, a long distance route from Drymen to Pitlochry.

In Julythe stretch from Strathyre to Kingshouse was officially opened as a cycle path, which means that National Cycle Network route 7 is now almost entirely free from vehicular traffic.

This figure of eight route follows the old railway line in part that was a branch line of the East Coast Main line. Opened in this branch line between Reston and Duns was extended to meet the Hawick to Edinburgh line in This was one section of 5, miles of railway line recommended for closure under ‘Beeching’s Axe’ in The book is a handy size, small enough for you to take with you when travelling around.

The contents page is easy to navigate with a map of Britain showing the locations of the lines. There are 15 routes in Scotland. Each route has a map, taken from a classic s atlas, that provides a vintage feel to the book.

The cycle route is entirely off road, and is built on the bed of the former Formartine and Buchan railway therefore any gradients encountered are shallow. Since closure of the rail line in the s, some of the bridges have been removed, however ramps have been constructed to allow safe and easy access to and from the cycle trail at road.

The Innocent Railway path runs from the Newington/St Leonard's area under Holyrood Park via Duddingston and Craigmillar to Brunstane in the East of the city. It is one of Edinburgh's extensive off-road pedestrian cycleways and part of the UK-wide, National Cycle Network's Route 1 (NCN1).

The Monkland Canal was a 12 1 ⁄ 4-mile-long ( km) canal designed to bring coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland.

In the course of a long and difficult construction process, it was opened progressively as short sections were completed, from It reached Gartcraig inand in it reached its full originally planned extent, from pits at Calderbank to a. The Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail and the Columbia & Western Rail Trail is the longest rail trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar.

Once a comprehensive railroad system, the decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail providing almost km ( mi) of connected pathways throughout the region. Description: This map shows railways in Scotland.

Go back to see more maps of Scotland. UK maps. UK maps; UK cities; Cities of UK. London; Manchester. Japan to get its own National Cycle Network When the East Coast Main Line was routed away from Selby in the early s, the old trackbed was kept – partly for a road, but mostly as a cycle path.

It became an early project for the embryonic Sustrans. The Strathkelvin Railway Path is an important route that links with the West Highland Way. From Avenuehead Road, Moodiesburn the route heads north, cuts underneath the A80 and crosses Gartferry Road. The route terminates some thirteen miles to the north-west at Strathblane.

Heritage Paths' Detailed Route Description. The walk and cycle route along the old Loop Line (Image: Historic Coventry Trust). The circular route is part of the Trust’s wider plans to redevelop the. The 26 mile Consett and Sunderland Railway Path follows the route of the Stanhop and Tyne Railway, Britain’s first commercial railway which closed in This rail trail features artwork by internationally acclaimed artists and passes by Beamish Open Air Museum and the Stadium of .Cycle routes in Glasgow Travelling by bicycle has become more popular in Glasgow, and it's no wonder, given that two wheels is both environmentally friendly and provides a dose of extra exercise.

With over km of cycleways in the city, take a look at the different cycle routes in Glasgow on the city council's website and plan your route. A new mile cycle route between England and the north coast of Scotland has been unveiled.

Linking the Peak District to the far north of Scotland, the Great North Trail is .