/ Gorms in February - likely need snow tyres/chains?
Main roads are usually fine (A roads, cairngorm ski road etc.), some of the back roads can ice up significantly as they never see gritters.
Glen Feshie is a good example of a road that can be interesting after heavy snow.
Aha. That's where we're staying - thanks for the tip! :)
A friend of mine who lives up there advocates all weather tyres as a compromise, as they are generally useful in british weather as well as being superior to summer tyres in snow.
Not tried them myself, but she generally knows what she is talking about.
I live near the Northern Cairngorms and although I have chains, I've never put them on. But I do have winter tyres, which make a big difference, and that's enough for public roads. A soon as you need chains, the roads are shut. But they are very good at clearing and gritting the roads round here.
Was going to say the same, from a Stirling perspective...........
Not worth the expense for a holiday trip. Different story if you live up here.
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