Morangie Cycle Route
The Morangie Cycle Trail is a 12-mile route to a fabulous viewpoint with some challenging cycling beyond it.
Start from Aldie Burn car park and climb steadily on forest roads to a fabulous halfway viewpoint over the Dornoch Firth. You can either whizz back the way you came or continue over rougher terrain with some demanding off-road sections. Families may choose to turn around at the viewpoint.
Terrain: Smooth forest road with some rougher terrain after halfway viewpoint. Moderate slopes, steep in places.
Balblair Mountain Biking Trails
There are two trails to chooses from. The two-mile option is an enjoyable quick blast through the trees for competent riders looking to improve their bike handling skills and an ideal warm up for experts attempting the Balblair Black.
Terrain description: Mostly wide gravel paths with some loose sections and long, gentle-to-moderate slopes. Can be muddy when wet.
The 4/5-mile black run is a fun and memorable black with technical rock features and fast-flowing downhill. The full, lung-busting climb up Cnoc an Tionail (knock an tinnell - hillock of the gathering) gives you spectacular views before a rock slab descent down Candy Mountain that'll test even the most courageous! The route follows the Blue Trail at the start and finish.
Terrain description: Mostly loose gravel single track with sections of bare rock and boardwalk. Can be muddy and very steep in places.
Rosehall is a welcoming forest with a network of interesting trails and an impressive log cabin created by the community. It's on the site of a walled deer park, where Rosehall estate once kept herds of fallow and sika deer. Descendants of the sika still browse in the woods, and the old carriage routes have found a new use as trails; ideal for walking and cycling. Pick up a trail map at the log cabin.
Morangie Cycle Trail