Rocks and roots

Ben Nevis

No, no the trail centre, that would have been sensible. Instead we got sent on a wild goose chase by this book which sent us up to the CIC hut (mostly a push), across to the Halfway Lochan (also mostly a push), then down the Tourist Path. Even though it was a weekday in May this was still rammed with people but also extremely technical. The people meant you had to ride it all on sight - no inspections. The whole path is constructed of stone steps, but some steps are quite big and some conceal wheel eating drainage ditches. Rich rode about 60% of it, I rode about 20%. Pushing your bike downhill with an audience who are telling you what a silly idea this is is no fun at all when they're right. I definitley wouldn't recommend this route unless you like pushing your bike, you have a lot of confidence in your technical riding ability and you can find a very quiet day!

Rating: 1, "Terrible route - avoid!".
Added: 2014-01-26 , Last updated: 2014-02-18
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