The UK may not be blessed with the continent-spanning forests of Canada or the sprawling taiga of Scandinavia, however that doesn’t imply there aren’t incredible alternatives for driving gravel roads by verdant valleys with large bushes looming overhead.
The forests we now have are gorgeous in their very own proper, and it simply so occurs that there are a variety of gravel roads that traverse them that are excellent for exploring on huge journey bikes.
With this in thoughts, we’ve devised a route connecting three of our favorite UK forest drives, which you will discover within the newest situation of Journey Bike Rider journal.
We’ve referred to as it the Three Forests Path, and it’s top-of-the-line UK routes we’ve ever featured in ABR. To offer you a taster of what it’s like, we’ve handpicked a few of our favorite images from the route.
You could find the complete route in the newest situation of Journey Bike Rider journal, click on HERE and we’ll ship it to you with FREE UK postage.
Learn on to get impressed by the wonder which you could expertise on two-wheels, in our very personal yard.
Kielder Forest Drive
This highway winds its method by Kielder Forest in Northumberland, the place sprawling forests give solution to epic views throughout the valleys of Northern England.
It’s additionally a beautiful place to camp, which is why we’ve began the route there. And in case your days of crawling right into a sleeping bag are over, there’s additionally loads of pub resorts and B&Bs round to select from.
From Northumberland we transfer swiftly throughout the border into Scotland, following incredible quick and flowing roads.
Getting into Dumfries and Galloway, dwelling to the UK’s largest forest park, we discover ourselves on Raiders Highway, an outstanding gravel highway that takes its identify from S.R. Crockett’s 18th century novel, The Raiders.
You’re unlikely to come across any brigands or smugglers immediately, however you possibly can trip alongside the rivers that carve by the luxurious forest simply as Crockett would have seen all of it these centuries in the past.
Three Lochs Forest Drive
The Trossachs is without doubt one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland, with wooded glens, cloud-skirted mountains, and glass-sheet lochs round each nook.
And being dwelling to each the thrilling turns of Duke’s Cross in addition to the meandering gravel of the Three Lochs Forest Drive, there’s greater than sufficient corners to maintain you entertained.
The three lochs are Lochan Reòidhte, Loch Drunkie, and Loch Achray, and every one is extra spectacular than the final as you hint the shoreline in your bike.
When the gravel runs out, you’ll end up on Duke’s Cross, and also you’ll be capable of trip the twisties right down to Loch Venachar and into the small city of Callander for a espresso and sausage roll.
It’s the proper solution to finish this journey by a number of the UK’s most scenic and sparsely populated areas.
Discover the route within the newest situation of Journey Bike Rider
You’ll be able to trip this route for your self by selecting up Challenge 77 of Journey Bike Rider. Inside, you’ll discover your entire route with an outline of all of the roads you’ll trip, the locations you possibly can keep, and the historical past of the world.
You’ll additionally acquire entry to the waypoints to plug into your cellphone in addition to a downloadable GPX in your SatNav.
Get the route together with all the journey biking data, inspiration, and leisure to kickstart your subsequent journey by clicking right here.