Sunday’s weather was good enough for a run round the Lochs. Trying to find a new road and not double back on yourself, is always in the planning. So, Dunoon was the location. Heading over the Erskine Bridge (as most journeys do) through Dumbarton and onto Helensburgh, this takes you on to the A814, a great wee road that runs up Loch Long on to Arrochar. From there, onto the Old Military Road that you follow till you see signs for Dunoon, then just follow the A815, this route takes you along the side of Loch Fyne and Loch Eck, almost all the way to Dunoon. The ferry at Dunoon takes you over to Gourock. Once off the ferry, the road takes you into Greenock and Port Glasgow. These roads are usually busy, so I took the back road through Kilmacolm and Bridge of Weir and onto Johnstone, for a cuppa’ tea. The run is around 100miles long and takes around 4 hrs, depending on how many stops you take. I liked this run as it gives you a taste of what Scotland is like, amazing mountain scenery and lovely roads that run along the sides of the Lochs. Here is a map of the run.
I also have a video of part of the run here.