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Golspie Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails stumpy_dan Hot

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Full Descent - Golspie Wildcat Trail (GoPro HD)

Black Run

  • The black run is 13.8 km long and requires a high level of fitness. It's basically one very long up and then one very brilliant and very long down. On the way up the challenge is to climb the Lactic Ladder of rocks and step ups without putting your foot down, then after reaching the monument you have the longest downhill in the UK. The trail is pretty much all year weather resistant and the down has rocky descents with jumps and big step offs, then onto the red section with sweeping berms and jumps. 

Red Run

  • The red mountain bike trail is 6.7 km long and has plenty of challenging features and can be ridden as the beginning and end of the black run or on it’s own using the Red Lynx link. It’s a ride full of sweeping bermed single track, jumps and natural obstacles.

Blue Run

  • The 6.6 km blue run is a non technical mountain bike trail but does contain a fair amount of pedaling so it is advisable to take on with a good level of fitness.  It features sweeping wooded single track with natural feature

Facilities

  • Not being a trail centre there are none to speak of. The good news is the trails start from the village itself which has cafes, toilets, accommodation and a local train station.

Credit

  • Big thanks to local rider Anthony Round for donating the Vid and lead image.

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  • If you have already or do get to ride this trail at Golspie Wildcat then please share your experiences with us by writing a short review or posting your pictures of videos to the listing.

Trails

Type of Centre/Base
Website
Trail Grades
  • Blue (Moderate)
  • Red (Difficult)
  • Black (Severe)
Type of Trail(s)
Cross Country (XC )
Trail Distance(s)

Location

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Trail Centre or Base
Address
Golspie, UK
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User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

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    Level of fun had, or to be had
  • Trail Variety
    Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
  • Skills Development
    Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
  • Trail Quality
    Are the trails well built /maintained using sustainable techniques?
  • Facilities
    From cafe post ride grub to bike wash. Did it meet your expectations?
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A very long way from Edinburgh but well worth it. Rough on a hardtail and you are guaranteed to get arm-pump but you are also guaranteed to have a smile on your face!
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Awesome

A very long way from Edinburgh but well worth it. Rough on a hardtail and you are guaranteed to get arm-pump but you are also guaranteed to have a smile on your face!

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Good Points
Really technical options to push your boundaries
Brutal climb rewarded with great descents
Great freeride style trail to round off the route
Bad Points
Pretty low-key trailhead
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Longest descent in the UK. Lots of fire road on climb, some technical sections, sweetest descent ever, generally offering black options on same side of main obstacles
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mrsmokeybear Reviewed by mrsmokeybear September 01, 2010
Last updated: December 11, 2012
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Georgous Golspie

Longest descent in the UK. Lots of fire road on climb, some technical sections, sweetest descent ever, generally offering black options on same side of main obstacles

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