Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore

Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore

From the first moment I heard about the Burma Road, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Described as brutal, I just had to sample it for myself. Prisoners of war constructed the original route in the 1940’s, and having completed it, I can only have the upmost respect for the road itself and those who suffered to lay it.

— trailscotland.co.uk

More photos taken by my first husband, Iain on his mobile and tweaked in Lightroom by me. I like to think of it as a joint effort though in reality I just fannied about with the photos. the Burma Road is a cycle of epic proportions, a remote and steep cycle. Initially there’s a steep climb that I read people talk about as ‘initially hard’, a ‘baptism of fire’  and ‘horrendously steep’.  From there the cycle takes you along hard gravel paths, bog and grassy fields, but with stunning views. To give you an idea about what I mean when I say ‘remote’ – Iain didn’t see another human being on the whole 26 mile cycle. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did – shown in the order they were taken.

Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore

Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore
Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore

Handy info

Burma Road, Aviemore via TrailScotland

The view from Braeriach, Cairngorms, Scotland

0 replies on “ Carrbridge via the Burma Road, Aviemore ”
  1. The colours in each photograph are just incredible, what a stunning place! I wonder why it’s called the Burma Road? My Mum is going to Burma in a few weeks, can’t wait to see her pics too! 😀

  2. What a stunning collection of photos Annie – it looks like a beautiful area!

    The one with the bridge is fascinating – how does it not fall down x

  3. It does look amazing – I can well imagine that he didn’t see another soul. I have in mind a walk with an overnight camp up that way and if I ever do it, I think it will be the same.

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