Glen Doll, Loch Muick and The Capel Mounth

Route Key

TR Turn Right SO Straight On T T Junction RBT Roundabout SP Sign Post TL Turn Left Y Y Junction X Crossroads TFL Traffic Lights

Route Description

This is an exposed hillside route which should only be attempted by experienced Mountain Bikers. Expect to carry your bike in some places.

From the Forestry Commission car park at Glen Doll, proceed out onto the road you came in on. After the bridge turn left through the gate and onto the Land Rover track. Stay on this track, passing through a gate, and pass round the NE side of Moulzie. Keeping the river to your left, follow the footpath along the bank, crossing at the footbridge. Follow the rough track up towards Bachnagairn where you will inevitably, at some point, have to carry the bike up to the footbridge.

From the Bachnagairn footbridge, the climb becomes increasingly difficult before eventually leveling out. The main trail turns east and shortly after some sheds, an inviting piece of single track beckons. However continue on the main track for a fast descent down ‘The Streak of Lightning’ which finishes up on the shore of Loch Muick. Continue NE along the side of the Loch before turning right and starting the climb up the Capel Mounth. The track eventually levels off and continues to roll across the top of the hills for around 3km until the track peters out and the start of the single track descent begins. This eventually jettisons you out onto the track to Moulzie. Turn right as if going to do another loop but this time hang left onto a footpath, cross the bridge and then take the trail back on the opposite side of the river to the picnic benches and car park.

Route Specific Information:

  • Please check the Forestry Commission web site for any access issues in the area.
  • Pop into the rangers station at the car park for advice.
  • Parking charges apply.
  • To avoid erosion of the Capel Mounth please avoid riding this path in wet weather.

Starting Point

Forestry Commission car park, Glen Doll

Trail Type

Mountain Bike

Length

24.5km

Height

885m

Grade

Expert (Black)

Route Map

Capel map