By kind permission of Blackford Estate and the Altajir Family
Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August 2021
Blackford Estate, Burnside of Balhaldie, FK15 0NB
Join BHS Scotland for a self -guided (we signpost the route) ride in beautiful Perth and Kinross and enjoy a circular 12 to 15km ride (with the option to add a higher ground grouse moor circuit if the weather is dry) on grassy drove roads, through small farms and fields, and quiet roads (with wide grassy verges) under the watchful eye of The BHS, we shall be on hand to marshal the ride, provide safe parking, carry out refreshments and plenty of encouragement.
The route is steeped in history and you will enjoy beautiful views over the Highlands and Strathearn as you trek along the foothills of the Ochils, following in the footsteps of cattle drovers and kings and past the site of the historic ‘Nobleman’s and Gentlemans’ seats at Carim Lodge formerly one of Scotland’s finest shooting lodges.
Parking & Start at Burnside of Blackford, signposted from the A9 and A 823 Ryder Cup Roundabout – the same one you leave the A9 for Gleneagles. The ride will be sign posted from here. You pick up the Bardrill road and BHS signage here. There will be no direct access to the ride from the A9 all ride traffic will enter and leave by the Gleneagles roundabout where the estate link road is narrow and winding. Bardrill Road has a 7.5te weight limit bridge, if that is going to cause a problem, phone the BHS office in advance !
All lorries to be in the field by 11.30 each day as at that point we reverse the one-way system on the small country road so that lorries and trailers don’t meet head to head and in order to take our ride traffic on and off the A9 safely.
Entries: £20 per rider
Book online - entry conditions as per booking website