Green Loch (Loch
An Uaine) near Aviemore, Speyside
3 different routes to test you. Take the ski road from Aviemore
and drive past Loch Morlich and through Glenmore.
Park at Heron's Field car park approx
quarter of a mile past Glenmore Centre. The car park is on your
right after you cross the small bridge just outside of Glenmore.
OS Sheet 36 - Click
here to buy this map - Grid ref 980092
here for a map
Route for a gentle cycle
along up the ski road for a short bit - take care as the cars
will pass at some speed.
trail takes off to your left into the forest across a footbridge
at grid ref 983087.
the trail over 2 more bridges until you reach a "T" junction.
a right and cycle until you reach the Green Loch (Loch An
along the same path or head along the path to Glenmore lodge,
rejoining the road at the Reindeer House where you turn left
and cycle along the road back to where you left your car
alternative trails (7km & 9km)
Start from the same car park in the opposite direction:
the trail/forest road entering the forest at the top of the
car park, cycling past a quarry.
a right at the "Y" junction and follow the trail close to the
shores of Loch Morlich. There are fantastic views of the hills.
the left trail at the next "Y" junction for a gentle climb through
the forest past Serpent's Loch. (Taking the right trail will
take you through a cycle gate to the Rothiemurchus Estate trail
links that connects to other trails around Loch Morlich).
moderate uphill stretch leads to another junction - turning
right will take you to the summit of this point with fantastic
views of the Cairngorms and the surrounding area.
this point you can take either of these trails back:
Loch Trail (7km total)
straight on for a steep descent will bring you back to the main
road whereby you turn left and return to the car park along
the husky trail running along the side of the ski road.
Trail (9km total)
the right trail to the south - a circular route that goes towards
the south edge of the park before turning east then north before
joining the Serpent's Loch Trail as it descends down to the
route extends your cycle by 2km to 9km.
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