Leaving our B&B in Newtonmore we rode by The Highland Folk Museum which looked well worth a visit if we had more time. The next village was Kingussie where we stopped in the excellent bike shop “Wee Bike Hub” to get a loose crank tightened, then continued out of the village where we saw The Ruthven Barracks which were destroyed by The Jacobites in 1746.

Wonder how it looked before it’s destruction?

Before long we met up with some friends of the family who have recently moved to the area, their friendliness and encouragement was very much appreciated.

Murray and Diane, thanks for cheering us on and for your donation.

The route carved it’s way through the forest.

After the peace and quiet of the forest we encountered Aviemore and the busyness of the summer outdoor activities taking place there, mountain biking, Segways, tree top adventure courses etc.,

A delightful path out of Aviemore, through the golf course wooded track, led us onto The Speyside Way, a dreamy soft, tranquil and calming area of low lying heather moorland.

We rode back onto a forest track which led us to a tarmac road with affluent, continental looking houses in the village of Boat of Garten with it’s steam train attraction.

On leaving Boat of Garten we had distant views of snow fields nestled high up in the mountains.

Our B&B for tonight is in Carr-bridge famous for at least 2 things, it’s stone packhorse bridge, the oldest in The Highlands, built in 1717

Pack Horse Bridge

……..and The World Porridge Making Championships.

Total distance today 30.5 miles

Total Hill Climbs today 1,073 ft