Remote mountain biking route to
Bradshaw on Fairlie moor
On a lovely frosty December morning I
ventured out to Bradshaw ruin on Fairlie moor
(landranger 63 MR243530) the going is usually
wet but the frost
sorted that. It was still hard going though.
I followed the route shown on the map to the left, up
to Crosbie reservior and then along the front of
Caldron, but I should have used the Glentane track
to the moor road as it is more entertaining and less
strenuous (red dots). The track beyond Bradshaw is
a quad track but not very good and the area beyond
Lairdside hill I tackled slightly high on the north side
to avoid the thick tussocks.
The descent to Fairlie was very entertaining, at the castle I
went left behind it to find the footpath down the glen watching
out for walkers and dogs. Keeping left to the train station and
left again to the cycle way across the main road.
The views over the Clyde were
great and to round off a sceinic
run I chose to go over
Goldenberry hill (map above)
and then down to the beach
track back to West Kilbride.
The sun was still shining and the
temperature had just about got
up to 6DegC, nice day out