Strathcarron and Croick Church

Cycle Routes

    A 22 mile route up one side of the River Carron to a historic church, returning by the other side of the river.

    From Ardgay station take the A9 northwards to the junction on the corner. Take the left fork which is signposted to Strathcarron and follow this road until just beyond the school the road forks again. Take the right fork to cross the bridge over the River Carron then turn immediately left. From here the route is straightforward, following the same road for 8 miles to “The Craigs”. Turn right by the church and follow this road for a mile to reach Croick church. This pretty little church, which is still in use, is well known for the messages etched in the church window by families cleared from the surrounding land in 1845 as part of the infamous Highland clearances.

    To return to Ardgay follow the outward route back through the Craigs and, one mile further downriver, take a right turn across the bridge to the east bank. Veer left once across the bridge and follow this road back to Ardgay.


    • Moderate


    • Rural


    • Parking


    • 11-25 Miles
    • Height Gain: 0-200 Metres
    • Miles 22


    • Tarmac

    Type of Ride

    • Road Cycling

    Public Transport Directions

    Rail:- Ardgay is easily reached on the North Highland rail line from Inverness.

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