A varied and entertaining ride that visits a number of historical sites.
Starting at Forfar Loch Country Park, turn right and then take an immediate left onto Manor Street. Turn right onto Castle Street and then turn left at the T junction to Arbroath. Go straight on at the traffic lights and bear left to Brechin. Continue for 8.1km/4.9m to Aberlemno to visit the Pictish stones opposite the school. Retrace the route and turn left at the sign for Pitkennedy after 100 metres. Continue for 0.9km/0.6m and turn left at the sign for Pitkennedy. Turn left again after 0.1km.
Continue for 2.8km/1.7m and turn left at the T junction. After 1km/0.6m, turn right. After a further 1km/0.6m, turn right at the T junction. After 4.1km/2.5m, go straight on at the crossroads crossing the B9113 to Balgavies. Turn right after 1.6km/1m. Turn right again at the T junction on to the A932. At the sign for Trumperton Tea Room, turn left. Continue for 1.8km/1.1m and turn right at the sign for Letham.
At the crossroads at Letham Square, turn right to Brechin. After 1.1km, turn left at the T junction. Turn right at the T junction after 2.3km/1.4m and then take an immediate left. Continue for 1.4km/0.8m and turn right at the T junction. After 0.6km/0.4m, turn left at the T junction onto the B9128 to Carnoustie.
Turn right at the sign for Lour after 0.8km/0.5m. Continue for 2km/1.2m and turn right at the T junction. After 1.4km/0.8m, turn left at the T junction to Forfar. Turn right at the sign for Forfar after 1km/0.6m. Continue for 3.3km/2m and turn left at the T junction and then go straight on at the traffic lights. After 0.6km/0.4m, turn right at the T junction onto the A926 to Kirriemuir. At the traffic lights, go straight on to Kirriemuir. Turn left after 0.1km and return to Forfar Loch Country Park.
Points of interest on this route include Forfar Loch Ranger Centre, Pictish Stones at Aberlemno, Nechtansmere Stone at Dunnichen and views of the Grampian Hills.
We recommend the following safety advice to cyclists:
- Check out in advance that the route, which you intend to take, is suitable for the cycling skills of you and your group.
- Take special care when cycling downhill.
- Match your speed to the road surface and your cycling skills and experience.
- Make sure your bicycle is properly maintained and in a safe condition for your cycling holiday.
- In remote areas carry warm waterproof clothing, energy food, a lamp, map and compass.
- Carry a tool kit and puncture repair facilities.
- Do make sure you have adequate insurance cover.