Killearn to Duck Bay (Loch Lomond) cycle

I can’t believe how many cycles I have got to do in Scotland this holiday. Think I can safely say, it’s the most number of miles I have done in Scotland on the bike, since doing the End to End cycle, way back in August 2009. Including today’s cycle I have done 65.76 miles. Also in just three cycles my elevation gain stands at 1,633 metres.

So now on with the route I took today. The title may give the route away, I cycled from Killearn to Duck Bay, which is on the western side of  Loch Lomond. It was great route, many roads I have not been on since I was around 19. Also covered a good number of roads and cycle paths I have never seen on before.

This time, I am not going to say that much about the route, since the map will do a far better job it! I will just tell you about the highlights.

Believe it or not. I should have done this route when doing the End to End cycle. But I only made it, to the Loch Lomond Youth Hostel (now closed), which happens to be the other side of  the A82 from Duck Bay. Then my Dad give me a lift the rest of the way to Killearn. So that is main reason I wanted to do this cycle, to fill in the missing link.

Also now I have done this cycle. Next summer my aim is to cycle even more up the side of the Loch and get lots of photos. Since when doing this section of the End to End cycle, I did not get a single photo. So it will be nice to make up, for it at some point.

Here is the view from the point I turned around and cycled back home.

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So now I have told you a bit about the route and why I wanted to do it. I will leave you will the normal photos, route map etc.

Photos from the cycle:-

Sign post on the NCR 7Duck Bay, Loch LomondBridge carrying NCR 7 over the River Endrick

Route map:-

Elevation graph:-

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 29.37 miles.
  • Time: 2:26:08 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.1 mph.
  • Max Speed: 24.7 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 445 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

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