Hi all, just a thought while I remember - my wife was talking to a local guy who hillwalks a fair bit around the Lochwinnoch area & apparently the Hardridge Farm path from Muirshiel Park which goes over the old grouse moor has been resurfaced - i was up there in November on a 29er and it was hard work at places, everything up there floods at the first sign of rain...
Anyway, it drops you out at the B788 (via Gateside road) – about a mile from an access road that takes you up to the Gryffe Reservoir & onto Loch Thom / Greenock cut, might be a good shout for the summer if anyone's out that way - I haven't been there since it's been redone so can't guarantee what the new surface is like but i'll update to confirm it's passable on anything other than a mtb once I get a chance
Did it last Christmas and recall it was an ordeal. It'd need to be a dry old spell before I brave it again on the gravel bike - I'm curious to the extent of the resurfacing though.
@Pmccee Yeah, I wouldn't fancy it much on anything less than a 2" tyre - be interesting to see what the resurfacing looks like, every time I go up there anytime other than in the middle of a dry spell I regret it... last time most of it was under a foot of water & the streams were knee deep at the shallowest part. Then I got caught in a random blizzard on the way back with 20mph headwind, fun times.
Haha that sounds eerily familiar. Ended up taking my shoes off to walk through those "streams" as they were rather daunting.
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