Ride 24: A Room with a View

Bikepacking bookThese pages are for readers of Bikepacking: mountain bike camping adventures on the wild trails of Britain by Laurence McJannet.

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Ride Information

START: Tobermory harbour, PA75 6PR, 56.623581, -6.062506

FINISH: Tomsleibhe bothy, PA65 6BA, 56.466681, -5.869218

DISTANCE: 30 miles/40.2km (43.3 miles/61.5km returning via glen path and A649 to Craignure ferry terminal)

ASCENT: 2194ft/669m

OFF-ROAD: 80% (60% with Craignure extension)

TERRAIN: Forest paths, firm doubletrack and fireroads through the glen. A sharp climb out of Tobermory and fast descent into Salen then flat through the glen until the final ramp to the bothy.

NAVIGATION: Fairly easy. Look out for the forest trail on the right at the treeline as you leave Tobermory; the track south from Glengorm castle is also unsigned. The Glenforsa estate is well signposted, though you’ll need to go through a gate marked ‘no entry’ to get to the bothy, to which access is permitted. Don’t cross the Forsa river by the footbridge, but use the stepping stones 1,500m further up the path. OS Landrangers 47 and 49 would be useful.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map



Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Mishnish, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6NT, 01688 302500, www.themishnish.co.uk
The Bellachroy, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6QW, 01688 400314, www.thebellachroy.co.uk


Dervaig Hostel, Dervaig Village Hall, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6QN, 01688 400491, www.mull-hostel-dervaig.co.uk
Tobermory Campsite, Newdale Cottage, Dervaig Road, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6QF, 01688 302624, www.tobermory-campsite.co.uk
Tomsleibhe bothy, 56.466681, -5.869218


Tobermory Bakery and Coffee Shop, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6NU
Browns (for bike parts and hire), 21 Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6NX, 01688 302020, www.brownstobermory.co.uk

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