Stage 7: Hopetoun Estate to Strathdon

Some mighty climbs and epic Scottish scenery greet you when you set off from Hopetoun Estate

Day 7 starts with one for the bucket list, an epic crossing over the iconic Forth River Bridge. Your journey continues into the stunning Grampian Mountains through the Cairngorms National Park, conquering the mighty Glenshee on your way. As the route winds into Strathdon, take a minute to admire the historic Braemar Castle. 

Key stats

  • Distance: 111.6 miles
  • Ascent: 7,035ft
  • Challenge Rating: 5/5

Highlights of the Day

  • The Grampian Mountains and The Cairngorms National Park
  • The world famous Glenshee
  • Riding alongside the River Dee
  • Braemar Castle

Top Tip

Start slow, you’ll need plenty in the tank for when you hit Glenshee!
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Contact Info

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1 Filament Walk
Wandsworth, SW18 4GQ
Call us at 0845-486-2012
(09:30-13:30 Mon-Fri)

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