Kirkhill Mountain Bike Trails are just a few miles out from Aberdeen in North East Scotland. There is a short blue graded purpose built MTB fun park and 11 km's of family friendly waymarked single-track and fire-road to keep you entertained. Given the mix of the two trails it is both family friendly and offers the intermediate riders something also.
Newcastleton mountain bike trail centre is on the Scottish Borders with England and touches the borders of Kielder Park and so just a stones throw from the Kielder mtb centre. It is part of the wider 7stanes network and has slightly shorter and often felt as tamer trails than it's other Scottish brethren. Newcastleton has a Red trail, a Blue, an ungraded route and a skills area.
Glenlivet MTB centre is a new venture planned to open in summer 2013 in the Carn Daimh forest, near Tomintoul in Moray, Scotland. IBIKERide had a chat with the friendly team there to get the lowdown on the upcoming and exciting mountain bike trail plans.
Dunkeld mountain bike riding is about both natural XC trail terrain and Downhill tracks. It is located in Strathtay, in Perth and Kinross, in North Scotland. Access is dead easy as Dunkeld is right by the A9, and has a train station.
Laggan Wolftrax mountain bike trails are in Strathmashie Forest, in the Scottish Highlands. On offer here is a Green trail, a Blue graded Fun Park, a 15km Red trail, a 6.4km intense Black trail and an Orange graded Bike Park.
The Fire Tower mountain bike trails are in Lochgilphead in West Argyll in Scotland. There is a bit of a mix for everyone with a selection of red and black sections. The singletrack is narrow and flowing, there is a lot of rock, berms, jumps, drops and the descents are tough in the same way the downs are super rewarding.
Carron Valley Mountain Bike Trails are in Stirling, Scotland and have a red and an orange free ride section.
The Red Trail
- This is about 10.5 km. It starts at a section called the Pipe Dream which gets you warmed up gently for what is to follow. This trail has steep climbs, rock descents, stone slab drops and a final Runway (orange graded) section that is made for flow and pump and jumps (all rollable). It's famed for the Black Waterfall (known as Eas Dubh) and Kelpie staircase (rock steps).