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All photos in & around Argyll

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173851Photo #173851Offically allow pavement cycling up the hill at West Loch to avoid the fast cars and trucks on the A83. Pavement needs resurfacing.Cycleway:
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170124Photo #170124Active Travel on Islay. Fantastic wide segregated shared use path. Can you imagine if every country road looked like this? Absolute game changer. t.co/Je2uprAec7Cycleway:
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164373Photo #164373Cycle path needed from the end of Glencruitten Road to the station and on to the Corran Halls so families cycling the Caledonia Way are protected from the traffic in the town centre. Better for tourism.Cycleway:
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164372Photo #164372There should be a two way cycle path along the Esplanade so families cycling can avoid the A85 between the station and the Corran Halls (for the quieter road along the coast)Cycleway:
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164371Photo #164371There should be a two way cycle path along the Esplanade as a tourist attraction and to enable families on bike to avoid the A85 between the station/ferry terminal and the Corran Halls.Cycleway:
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162363Photo #162363Pavements are too narrow for anyone to safely keep 2m social distance.

Solution: Remove the parked cars on Sinclair Street, Princes Street and Clyde Street and use the space to widen the pavements. Keep the disabled parking spaces and delivery drop-off areas so disabled people can still get to shops and shops can still get deliveries they need.
The rest of us can park in the many car parks Helensburgh has so don't need nearly as much car parking on street as there is now.
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154416Photo #154416The Loch Lomond Cycle Path is totally inadequate as the main route from the Glasgow/central belt area to the highlands. A route needed by many cycle tourers, LEJOG riders, leisure & sports cyclists. Cycle traffic should be encouraged away from the busy A82 to the east side of the loch. This will require upgrading the route of the West Highland Way to cycling standards suitable for all pedalled vehicles - tandems, trikes, loaded tourers etc. A significant investment needing various funding streams but which would be a huge benefit for tourism & access in Scotland.Cycleway:
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152321Photo #152321Complete the off road route from Connel to Dunbeg alongside the A85 so long way round route via the back lanes can be avoided. Would bring money into Dunbeg at the shop.Cycleway:
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152320Photo #152320Finish the off road cycle route from Dunbeg to the Connel Bridge to save the detour via the back roads. Tourism boost for the shops in Dunbeg.Cycleway:
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152051Photo #152051When the 153 bike and bag cars are added to the trains please can tandems be allowed to enable disabled people and their partners to reach the highlands. Unable to get to Fort Willam by train currently as Scotrail ban tandems and therefore disabled cyclists.Cycleway:
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152048Photo #152048When the 153 bike and bag cars are added to the trains please can tandems be allowed to enable disabled people and their partners to reach the highlands. Unable to get to Oban by train currently as Scotrail ban tandems and therefore disabled cyclists.Cycleway:
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150662Photo #150662The pavement is too narrow to walk and queue to get into shops and keep 2 meters. I found myself waiting and stepping into the road.Track:
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140711Photo #140711The cyclepath on side of Loch Lomond is a great route but really badly signposted and some bits are badly overgrown and really need some improvements and work on them. Also a few sections don't have any seperation from the really busy and very, very fast A82 trunk road. Please, please can you put up a fence to seperate the cyclepath from the road.Cycleway:
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140710Photo #140710Please build a cyclepath from Tobermory to Craignure. The road is mostly single track as is far too busy to walk or cycle on it, especially in the summer.Cycleway:
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140709Photo #140709Please build a cyclepath from Bridgend to Bowmore. The path will let people walk or cycle safely to the town and to Ionad Chaluim Chille Ile (Columba Centre), without having to be on the busy, fast road.Cycleway:
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140707Photo #140707Please build a cyclepath from Ballygrant to Bridgend and on to Bowmore. There is a short path between Bridgend/Islay House Car Park to Newton of Kilmeny which could be used as part of the longer path.Cycleway:
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140706Photo #140706About half a mile of new path would provide a link from the existing path into Port Askaig, so you could walk all way from Port Askaig to Ballygrant.Cycleway:
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140702Photo #140702There is already a rough path alongside the road between Ballygrant and Keils and Keils to the road to Bunnahabhain (at top of hill behind Port Askaig). The path could be improved to make a great cyclepath.Cycleway:
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140700Photo #140700The new path from Bruichladdich to Port Charlotte sounds like it'll be great once built, but please continue the good work by continuing the route on to Bridgend, Bowmore, Port Askaig and Port Ellen.Cycleway:
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140699Photo #140699Islay is a great island, but roads are way too busy with HGVs and, in summer, tourists, to cycle or even walk on roads. The three distilleries path at Port Ellen is great, but please build more routes linking up the towns on Islay. Port Ellen to Bowmore would like together the largest two towns on Islay, plus to the airport which is an important access to Islay.Cycleway:
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138823Photo #138823Road from Fionnphort to Craignure is a single track road with no footway which is very, very busy in the summer with tourists. Great route to cycle but far too busy on road. Please build a cyclepath from Fionnphort to Craignure ferry terminals.Cycleway:
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131263Photo #131263Total resurface of this (busy cycle commuting) on road section between the cycle paths. Its like the surface of the moon at present!Cycleway:
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130648Photo #130648Establish proper cycle path between Dumbarton and Helensburgh. This would boost tourism in both towns.Cycleway:
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130387Photo #130387I've made this point to both one of the apparently interested (and clearly cycling councillors) for this area but received nothing other than a bland assurance that plans 'are afoot' for development in due course. In fact the plans, now out for 'consultation' make it clear these improvements will not be completed until about 2024, perhaps later. These plans include something of a proper cycleway linking up Helensburgh with Dumbarton but will have taken at least 20 years from setting out the plan to completion, if that ever happens. In the short term it is my view that what we need is some minor changes to the way the current traffic light junction is set out so that cyclists can be provided with some space and opportunity to enter a 'cycling box' in front of the lights to prevent dangerous 'squeezing' with cars and poor sight lines. I think the currently well provided but solely pedestrian footpath alongside the river/sea front heading towards Rhu for a few hundred metres also presents serious hazards for cyclists and should be moved to mixed use area. These changes could be made at relatively low cost and at a minimum inconvenience to other than vehicular traffic. Cllr Richard Trail did not provide any comment on this change and the leader of the councillor, Cllr Aileen Mortan is yet to get back to indicate whether she thinks it is possible to make these relatively minor, but important, changes.Track:
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116737Photo #116737Pavement under Bridge is dangerously narrow. Not wide enough for pram or wheelchair.Track:
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114687Photo #114687Helensburgh Cycles, at 5 West Clyde Street.Bike shop:
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100435Photo #100435Glen Lonan

Location: , Taynuilt (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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100434Photo #100434Sorry guys but this is not a national cycle route. Six miles along the A83 to Tarbert. Deeply unpleasant #NCN78 #Unaccompanied12YearOldMyArse #5GoMadOnFerries t.co/LjkhvFud0lRoad environment:
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100188Photo #100188A cyclist on a ride down regional route 40 is clearly disoriented here, and has stopped just short of a plunge into the Loch.

www.youtube.com/watch
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99582Photo #99582View north across the Great MossDestination:
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99580Photo #99580Beach viewDestination:
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99578Photo #99578DownhillRoad environment:
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99577Photo #99577Overgrown path. Off road section of ncn78Track:
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99576Photo #99576Off road section ncn78Other:
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99575Photo #99575steep loose path ncn78Track:
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99574Photo #99574Off road ncn78 path. Steep sections, loose surface, overgrown. Not bike friendly.Track:
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95006Photo #95006Outside the newly reopened Dunoon Burgh Hall. 195 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7DD. A public building with no where to lock up a bike.Cycle parking:
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94777Photo #94777MilepostGeneral sign/notice:
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86055Photo #86055P9040042

Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom)

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86054Photo #86054P9040043

Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom)

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86053Photo #86053P9040056

Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom)

There are a few of these signs
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86052Photo #86052P9040061

Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom)

and saddle
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86051Photo #86051P9040062

Location: , Saddell (Scotland, United Kingdom)

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86050Photo #86050P9040063

Location: , Peninver (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Where there is up there is down.
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86049Photo #86049P9040073

Location: , Campbeltown (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Remains of wartime defences at the entrance to the bay at Campbeltown
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86048Photo #86048P9040079

Location: , Campbeltown (Scotland, United Kingdom)

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85084Photo #85084The Pierhouse, Port AppinDestination:
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84640Photo #84640Onward ...

Location: , Cairnbaan (Scotland, United Kingdom)

By now, the sun was warm on our backs
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84615Photo #84615The West Highland Way

Location: , Ardlui (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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83458Photo #83458Cycle parking at Helensburgh Central station, some of which is installed far too close to a wall.Cycle parking:
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83457Photo #83457An icecream shop with its own cargobike, and cycle parking and a toucan crossing directly outside!

Contrary to the arrow on the signal pole, the John Muir Way heads up the side street next to the shops.
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83456Photo #83456Vulnerable and damaged cycle parking at Helensburgh Pier.Cycle parking:
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83455Photo #83455New permeable public space in the centre of Helensburgh. Outdoor markets are sometimes held here.Road environment:
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83454Photo #834543 cycle parking stands in the Hill House car parkCycle parking:
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83453Photo #83453Pathetic signage at junction of Balloch to Tarbet and route to Helensburgh, at Arden Roundabout, plus no safe road crossing of A82.

Imagine if signage of junctions on the A82 was like this!
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83370Photo #83370The A814 alongside HMNB Clyde

Location: Faslane Port (Scotland, United Kingdom)

The path on the left is a shared use foot-and-cycle path but at this time on a Sunday morning it's more convenient to use the road. In fact, its poor quality surface means its more convenient at any time. It was dry at this point but about 30 mins later the rain began.

[AP: I don't blame the original poster for being mistaken because this cycle route hops on and off of the footway many times, but the cycle route is on-road at this point, and goes onto the footway at the shared-use sign in the distance.]
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82525Photo #82525Glenshellach Road looking north from entrance to Roseview Campsite.Road environment:
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82524Photo #82524View from the Ganavan Road which is the cycle route north out of Oban to Dunbeg.Road environment:
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82523Photo #82523Dunbeg cycle path looking west in direction of Oban. The hill up to this point is surprisingly steep.

Note that this section of NCN78 does not join up with the route at Connel and is now officially abandonned in favour of an easterly route out of Oban. All NCN78 signs on this section have been removed.
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72956Photo #72956NCN 78Cycleway:
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72113Photo #72113NCN 78 Loch LinnheCycleway:
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72111Photo #72111Castle StalkerDestination:
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72110Photo #72110NCN 78Cycleway:
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51328Photo #51328Welcome to Helensburgh! A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign at the end of the Arden to Helensburgh cycle track, on the edge of Helensburgh. I think you are meant to join the road here, but the opposite footway also has a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign, so maybe you're meant to cross over.General sign/notice:
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51327Photo #51327No barrier at entrance to cycle track to HelensburghCycleway:
Good practice
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51326Photo #51326Overlapping barriers at one end of a short length of pathObstruction:
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51325Photo #51325This tree root caused my phone to be thrown off of my handlebars and onto the ground!Cycleway:
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47283Photo #47283The next train from Appin?

Appin station, on the old Ballachullish branch railway, is now part of the national cycle network Route 78, which (sort of) lets you go from Oban to Ballachullish while avoiding the busy A828 road. I say sort of, because it really hasn't been finished properly, a lot of signage is missing, sections of it are frustrating or don't seem to be joined together.

Taken on a 770 mile cycle tour of Scotland, from my front door in Edinburgh to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point in mainland Britain.
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45235Photo #45235Bike stand at Rhubodach Ferry Terminal - gateway to SSSI community owned forest - BalnakaillyCycle parking:
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45234Photo #45234Bike stand at Port Bannatyne Post OfficeCycle parking:
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36467Photo #36467NCN 78 out of Oban

Location: , Glencruitten (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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31265Photo #31265Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig, 2 miles south of Lochgilphead (NCN 78)Road environment:
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30375Photo #30375New cycle path in Rhu, next to A814Cycleway:
Good practice
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30079Photo #30079The old A82 road near Firkin Point, now part of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path. (See also #30078)Cycleway:
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30078Photo #30078Signboard on the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path (location approximate) (see also #30079)Route sign:
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30043Photo #30043Connel Bridge (NCN 78), Argyll and Bute

Standing in the middle of the road through the Connel cantilever bridge, showing the regular metal box structure. A tidal-flow system controlled by traffic signals operates over this single lane bridge.
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30007Photo #30007Quiet road on the Cowal peninsula. On the NCN75Road environment:
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30006Photo #30006Cyclists dismount sign on the slipway for the Tarbert- Portavadie ferryGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
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29479Photo #29479Start of the cycle lane at the top of the hill into Port Askaig on the A846.Road environment:
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29478Photo #29478Cycle lanes on the A846 on the road out of Port Askaig, IslayOther:
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29477Photo #29477Road sign combining A road signs with Sustrans NCN route signs with helpful distance figures.
What it doesn't say is that the 34 miles to Lochgilphead on the NCN78 is the scenic way - via the A83 it's less than half that.
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28938Photo #28938Tarbert-Portavadie ferry links the Kintyre and Cowal peninsulas with a fairly regular service through the day all year. This is one of the few remaining coastal ferry services (i.e. not island) in Scotland. The road alternative to the head of Loch Fyne is about 100miles in total. The ferry service links the Sustrans routes 75 and 78.
Bikes travel free on all Calmac services and no reservation is required. The only slight downside is the the slipway onto the ferry is too slippery to ride hence they do insist that cyclists wheel their bikes onto and off the ferries
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23507Photo #23507interpretationGeneral sign/notice:
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23402Photo #23402Cycle parking:
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