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EDINBURGH TO BURGHEAD BY ROAD GPX

The M90 is a motorway in Scotland, It runs from junction 1a of the M9, at the south end of the Forth Road Bridge, to Perth, passing Dunfermline and Kinross on the way, it is the most northerly motorway in the United Kingdom, the northernmost point being a spur into the western suburbs of Perth at Broxden.

Take the A90 over the Firth of Forth bridge queens ferry to Inverkiething on the B980 onto the M90 to Kinross, here you will find Loch Leven Castle is a ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven, in the Perth and Kinross, the castle was the location of military action during the Wars of Scottish Independence. In the latter part of the 14th century, the castle was granted by his uncle to William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, and remained in the family s hands for the next 300 years. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1567–1568, and forced to abdicate as queen, before escaping with the help of her gaoler's family, the county town of Kinross, is situated at junction 6 on the M90 providing easy access from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Perth.
Known as the gateway to the Highlands, Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish Lowlands, declared a nature reserve in 1964, the loch attracts around 20,000 pink-footed geese every autumn.

This is truly a great biking country with amazing scenery, diverse countryside and literally thousands of miles of quiet windy and long stretches of stunning roads, the weather is not always great but the ride and your visit will be well worth it.

Kinross-shire, Scotland is a beautiful county bordered by Perthshire, Fife and Clackmannanshire, set amidst gently rolling hills it is the ideal location for hillwalking, golf, cycling, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Scotland.

Continue on the M90 to Perth You can seek adventure or relaxation in Highland Perthshire, this is a shopping and culture city, delve into the past with our huge number of historical attractions, there are gardens to explore, lochs to sail on and trails to walk, known for our fun-filled events, from music festivals to foodie feasts and family fun days out.

From Perth the route becomes inspiring a truly stunning region of ancient landscapes! Beautiful scenery and history comes standard up here, from Perth and everywhere in between, this is whisky country, on this route for the motorcyclist explore and discover at your own pace, with on some awesome roads! wide open and remote spaces, hundreds of miles of quiet roads. Stunning scenery on your very own whisky trail, grab a map and start creating

From Perth take the A9 to Dunkeld and Birnam these are two adjacent towns in Perth and Kinross, they lie on opposite banks of the River Tay, approximately 4 miles south-east of Pitlochry, the towns were first linked by a bridge built in 1809 by Thomas Telford, the two places lie close to the Highland Boundary Fault, which marks the geological boundary between the Highlands and the Lowlands, and are frequently described as the "Gateway to the Highlands" due to their position on the main road and rail lines north.

Through the Cairngorms National Park covering covers the Cairngorms range of mountains,with wide open and remote spaces, miles of Stunning scenery and awesome roads, with more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine, the park in north east Scotland, was established in 2003, it was the second of two national parks established by the Scottish Parliament, after Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park,, and surrounding hills was set up in 2002 today the largest national park in the British Isles, in 2010 it expanded into Perth and Kinross.

Continue on the A9 to Dalwhinnie "Meeting Place" is a small village in the Scottish Highlands. Dalwhinnie is located at the head of Glen Truim and the north-east end of Loch Ericht, on the western edge of the Cairngorms National Park, here you will find Scotland's highest distillery is the little known Braeval Distillery, in the Braes of Glenlivet, the second highest distillery in Scotland, a beautifully kept white-painted complex of buildings stand out for miles as you approach Dalwhinnie on the A9, which bypassed the village in the late 1970s.

From Dalwhinnie continuing on this route through the small villages of Etteridge, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Kincraig, Aivie, Inverdruie, to the town of Avimore, the region has Five of the UK's six highest mountains lie inside the park, and there are 55 Munros, mountains over 3,000 ft and huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, browse the bookshops and bars in Aviemore the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world, and the darkest in the UK with Skiing in winter, walking and hiking in the summer,

From Avimore take the A95 to Boat of Garton lying adjacent to the mighty River Spey, an area of outstanding natural beauty, a place to explore the surrounding countryside or simply unwind.

Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many sporting and leisure activities, golf at the James Braid designed 18-hole golf course, fishing the Spey, cycling on excellent tracks and quiet roads for fantastic motorcycling.

continuing on the A95 from Boat of Garton, through Drumuillie, Sky of Curr, Dulnain bridge, Spey bridge, to Granton on Spey

From Granton on Spey take the A393 to Upper Derraid through Cottertownn and Claschoil,on the edge of the spectacular Situated halfway between the Cairngorm and Lecht ski areas, the town is surrounded by ancient woodlands with a unique habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, this popular holiday destination is popular in the winter season with skiers and snowboarders and is a great starting point for climbing, walking and exploring the countryside, the town is also conveniently located for the 70 mile long famous Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, this area is Surrounded by Highland estates with various outdoor country sports with great roads, amazing scenery and an ever-changing geography at every turn on this route.

Take the A940 through Dava, Tomdow, Beachans, Dunphail, Logie to Forres a town and former royal burgh situated in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 25 miles east of Inverness and 12 miles west of Elgin, it has been a winner of the Scotland in Bloom award on several occasions, here you will find many geographical and historical attractions nearby such as the River Findhorn, historical artefacts and monuments a thousand years ago, Forres was home to a castle, located at the west end of the High Street, this was further strengthened to become a royal residence in the 1100s, today nothing remains of Forres Castle, its site is a public park.

The smallest distillery in Speyside, it is owned by the long established Elgin-based whisky bottlers, Gordon & MacPhail.

Two miles north east of Forres is the small village of Kinloss, here you find Kinloss Barracks, home to 39 Engineer Regiment, previously an RAF Station and a preserved Nimrod MR2 maritime patrol aircraft, XV244, can be seen parked on the North West corner of the base beside the Findhorn road.

From Forres take the A96 to Springfield on the B9011 on the Burghead road through Muirhead, Hempriggs and Kinloss a village in Moray, Scotland. home to the kinloss golf club, it is located near the shore of Findhorn Bay, around 3 miles from Findhorn and 2.5 miles from Forres, from here continue to the town of Burghead, a small town in Moray, Scotland, about 8 miles north-west of Elgin. the town is mainly built on a peninsula that projects north-westward into the Moray Firth, meaning that most of the town has sea on 3 sides.

Burghead has an ancient history, with a easily defended headland fortified during the early Iron Age and evidence that people settled here considerably earlier, the town became an important centre for the people referred to by the Romans as the Verturiones, who went on to establish the Pictish Kingdom of Fortriu, with Burghead as its capital.

With remote areas, stunning back roads and beautiful ever changing scenery this is a Fantastic motorcycling route.

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