Lochs and Glens North

Route Details

  • Route Details: Inverness to Glasgow via Pitlochry
  • Distance: 214 miles of which 42 are traffic-free
  • National Cycle Network: Route 7

Route Description

National Route 7 between Inverness and Glasgow is a stunningly beautiful route that passes through two National Parks. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park contains picturesque lochs, forests and bustling tourist towns. The Cairngorms National Park extends over the UK's largest mountain range, with heather clad moors and ancient pine forests.

A traffic free route through the Drumochter Pass (one of Britain's highest transport corridors) is one of the highlights of the whole network. The route then descends into the wooded hillsides and rich farmlands of Perthshire and Stirling. The route then passes through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and onto traffic free paths into Glasgow.

Update to latest map: We have been advised that the campsite shown at Calvine (north of Blair Atholl) no longer exists. The pub there has also closed. 


Buy the official Sustrans Lochs & Glens North cycle route map

Buy the Sustrans Lochs & Glens official guidebook.

Links to the Lochs & Glens South, Forth & Clyde, the Salmon Run and Aberdeen to Shetland cycle routes. 

Things to see and do

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park
  • Loch Venachar
  • Loch Lubnaig
  • Loch Tay
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Glenmore Forest Park
  • Aviemore
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This stunningly beautiful route between Inverness and Glasgow passes through two fantastic National Parks.

217 miles