Martin Walker mountain biking beneath Sgurr Ruadh in  in Torridon, North-West Scotland

A few weeks ago I visited Torridon in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. I've been there a fair amount recently as the mountain scenery makes it a perfect location for outdoor and adventure sports photography such as mountaineering, running and hiking.

This time the sport was mountain biking, specifically on the trails above Annat, a small hamlet near Torridon village. The descent to Annat from the Munro, Maol Chean Dearg, is often described one of the best downhill singletrack trails in the country.

We planned our return route to Glen Torridon via the Coulin Pass and Achnasheen (a route which forms part of the running leg for the Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon). It's a great mountain biking route off-road which includes lots of singletrack, great mountain scenery and a variety of options for side trips. The mountain biking descent to Annat is indeed awesome, and has the added advantage of finishing at the Torridon Hotel so you can celebrate your day with a beer.