Tag: Trossachs

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Lochs and Bens: A cycling tour of the Trossachs

“An exhilarating and hilly ride through the heart of the Trossachs – a classic roadie circuit featuring a big climb, quiet roads and outstanding scenery“.  This is how the cycling tour of the Trossachs is described by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and who am I to disagree? Within an hour’s drive of Glasgow and Stirling, the Trossachs is on … Read More Lochs and Bens: A cycling tour of the Trossachs

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The Bicycle Tree

Hidden in a wood in the small Trossachs village of Brig o’ Turk – most definitely off the beaten track – is a peculiar sight: the Bicycle Tree. This century-old Sycamore tree clearly has an iron deficiency for it has ‘swallowed’ not only a turn-of-the-century bike frame but also an anchor and other iron implements.  The tree stands just off the lane that leads towards … Read More The Bicycle Tree