Rothiemuchus, Loch Morlich, Charlamain Gap and Lairig Ghru Path
Updated: Feb 10
This is a great introduction to the northern Cairngorm trail rides - just a nibble at the edge; a brief glimpse of the Lairig Ghru and 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the UK. Roll through the forest and gradually work up to the exposed ground opposite the Corrie Cas Carpark. The day I did it, the wind was blowing a hoolie on the last stretch to the Charlamain Gap. Our bikes were like kites.
Over the top the wind died down, and the run in to Loch Morlich, down the northern end of the Lairig Ghru is fantastic. Fast, twisty, rooty, rocky single track. And today with the wind behind.