14/11/2012 | 10 comments
Destination: Mull of Kintyre, Wee Toon Trails, West Argyll
The Mull of Kintyre is an incredibly beautiful place but as it’s a peninsula, you’re looking at a long drive to get there. You wouldn’t make the journey to Campbeltown primarily to ride the 5km of trails but, if you were touring the area and happened to have your bikes, they’re worth a spin round.
Beinn Ghuilean dominates the skyline above Campbeltown and, for the sake of a 20-minute grind out of town, its views and trails are worth the pedal.
How to get there
Head down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown. Once there, head to the Quays on the seafront and turn left. The Aqualibrium (Leisure Centre) will be straight in front of you. Pick up the map from the Aqualibrium to find the start of the trails.
Sat Nav: PA28 6EG
Full facilities at the Aqualibrium
Use the 20-minute ride out of town to warm-up and then hit the Blue Trail. It’s short and sweet at 2.7km but pretty good fun and suitable for all. The 2km Red Trail is a bolt-on to the Blue and includes some berms, boardwalks, moderate steps and drop-offs. Nothing to be overly wary about but enough of a challenge to have some fun on.
Nearest bike shop
The Cycle Shop, Campbeltown Tel: 01586 554 443
Keep an eye out for walkers on the trails as they’re not bike only.