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GLENURQUHART TO KINLOCHEWE

Glenurquhart to Kinlochewe is about 59 miles.

Starting from  Glenurquhart the bikes had been safely parked over night ready for our next trip so strait after a great breakfast we set out first to Cannich a village at the southern end of Strathglass, in the Highlands about 26 miles west of the city of Inverness.

It is at the furthest point of the A831 that loops around the Aird from Beauly to Drumnadrochit, follow the route to Beauly, past the Farrar and Glass rivers, and at the gateway to the remote and spectacular glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar, to the village of Beauly offering a range of excellent and varied shops, eating places, hotels and guest houses, and all just a 20 minute drive from Inverness.

The River Beauly is a renowned salmon river, but also provides some of the gentler walks around the village. If it's trout fishing.

the origins of the village date back to the founding of the Priory in the early 13th Century, Mary Queen of Scots is said to have visited Beauly in 1564 and stayed overnight.

It is now a ruin, but the elm tree which stands at the entrance to the graveyard, at eight hundred years old, is believed to be the oldest elm tree in Europe.

From Beauly follow the route to Muir of Ord situated near the western boundary of the Black Isle, about 9 miles west of the city of Inverness, here you will find a heathland/moorland 18 hole Golf course,k It is set in some stunning Scottish scenery with clear views of Ben Wyvis to the north and to the south may been seen the Beauly Firth and hills above Loch Ness.

 From Muir of Ord follow the route to Garve a picturesque village, that lies five miles north west of Contin and one mile south of Gorstan.

Garve is an excellent base for exploring the Highlands and has some of the most rustic and natural landscapes surrounded by some of the finest summits in the North Western Highlands, along the Black Water River.

From Garve follow the route to Achnasheen it lies at a junction between Skye and Gairloch. The village was historically an important drover stop for the cattle-trade in the Highlands on their way to the markets at Dingwall and Inverness.

The ‘Old Drovers Road’ can be seen on the north-side of Loch Rosque at 100ft above the main road.

Achnasheen translated from Gaelic means ‘field of storms.’

For hundreds of years this has been an important junction in the centre of the northern Highlands

This is a testing drive up and over a mountain, a very windy road which, for the most part, is single track, with many hairpin bends.

This route is not for the faint hearted scary road but on the positive side lovely views but still scary, difficult route in some of the Scottish Highland Weather.

 From Achnasheen follow the route to Kinlochewe, As the name would simply

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