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  • Ballatar to Aboyne MTB Route

    Ballatar to Aboyne MTB GPS Route is a 16km Easy graded route in the Cairngorms region of the Highlands.  Starting from either of the two local bike shops in Ballatar follow the signs to the old train station. Follow signs to the Deeside Way. 


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.

  • Bealach Brittle MTB GPS Loop

    Bealach Brittle MTB GPS loop is a 18.25 km trail ride in the Isle Of Skye, United Kingdom. There is a total ascent of 437.8 m and has a maximum elevation of 228. It starts at the Forestry Commission car park on the Glen Brittle road and follow the gently climbing fire road as it follows parallel with the road below. It's in the easy category with great views. 


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.


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  • Buebell Hill Aylesford

    From the old derelict ‘Upper Bell’ pub turn left to go down the side of the pub following Warren road, this drops down quite dramatically, you'll come to a t-junction, turn right, after a short distance you arrive on the main road to Burham.

    Going down this (under the A229) take the first right (difficult when busy) and follow the road towards Burham, shortly you'll come to a left hand turn for Eccles, follow this down (past the Bull pub) and you'll arrive at Aylesford priory, turn right just before the priory and follow the concrete road towards the water works, you come to a anti-motorbike gate.

    Go through and follow the track (1 mile approx) through the woods until you come to a t-junction near some power line towers. Turn right and follow the track (about a mile) through to another large gate.

    Cross this, or turn right and through another anti-bike gate, and across a field, you're now in lower Burham, go past the Church (on your left) and follow the dirt track along the river’s edge, keeping to the rough pathway.

    Shortly you'll arrive in Wouldham village, with its church and famous resident (see battle of Trafalgar for details) keep on the main road and eventually you'll arrive at the motorway bridge. (underneath) At this point you need to turn right (2nd right, not the Burham road)and follow the road upwards, (another waterworks) through a small gate, and down beside the railway lines, the road goes back up, (quite steep) until you arrive at a t-junction.

    (turn right here to go down over the railway line (bridge) to the end and follow a gravel track up through the woods, left at the top, and come out again at the top of bluebell hill) or turn left, up and over the motorway (M2) (bridge)and out onto Stony lane which brings you out on Rochester Maidstone road.

    Turn right and follow the road about a mile to the main roundabout at Bridgewood. Crossing over and following the road up towards Walderslade, you'll see a footbridge off in the distance, when you arrive at the bridge, cross over and follow the road up (over the M2) past the crematorium (on your left) to the end (t-junction) turn left and you'll be back where you started 2 hours ago!
    Read more at http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Bluebell_Hill_Circular_Route-Cycle-Route-5659.html#2iRyxEFB18O8zJP8.99
  • Caledonian Canal Ride

    An easy ride that takes around an hour (around 9.7km). It starts form the Neptune Staircase lochs riding north on the well surfaced side of the canal. You can park in Banavie car park


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.

  • Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest

    Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest mountain bike route in the Clwydian Range in North Wales is graded as easy and is 11.2 miles long. It starts from the view point car park on the lanes above Cilcain, a village situated just below the Clwydian Range in North Wales. The route is a good mixture of singletrack, fire roads, double track and great views. Some of the climbs might get you sweating but it finishes with a two mile desent that will put a big smile on your face.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cilcain and Moel Famau Forest

  • Culbin Sands MTB Route

    Culbin Sands MTB GPS Route is a 4km easy route in the Moray region of the Highlands. It starts from Welhill car park. 


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.


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  • Deeside Way - Aberdeen to Drumoak

    Deeside Way - Aberdeen to Drumoak is a 17km GPS route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside Way. Also known as the Old Deeside Line in Aberdeen begin at the Polmuir Road entrance to Duthie Park joining the path behind the glass enclosed Winter Gardens. Head west through the suburbs of Aberdeen to arrive at Peterculter. Follow the path through Peterculter and pick up the old line again near the old Peterculter Station. After a short distance leave the old line again and join the quiet country road at Coalford heading towards Dalmaik where you leave the road  and follow the path until you reach the access road to  the playing fields. Follow the access road to where it joins the public road with the path beside it and on into Drumoak. You can catch a ‘bus here back into Aberdeen or carry on along the Deeside Way to Banchory and beyond. 


    For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/

  • Deeside Way - Aboyne to Ballater

    Deeside Way - Aboyne to Ballater is a 17.7km MTB GPS route for walkers and cyclists


    The path leaves the car park beside the Victory Hall in the centre of Aboyne and is on the old line again so gradients are gentle.


    Continue west until you cross the A93 east of Aboyne, after a couple of miles you will arrive at a large layby and picnic area beside the Deeside Gliding Club airfield where you can watch gliders being towed up by plane and landing under their own steam. The path leaves the layby at the western end and continues on to Dinnet where it crosses the public road beside the old Dinnet Station, now the estate office for Dinnet Estate.


    As the path continues on the landscape changes to heather and birch trees, an indication that you are approaching an upland area with glimpses of hills and mountains beginning to become more frequent. Eventually the path arrives at Cambus O’ May where you will see the old station building, now a holiday cottage and the impressive suspension bridge  over the River Dee. This a popular picnic spot in the summer popular with locals and visitors. As you leave Cambus you will pass in front of Cutaway Cottage, so called because when the railway was built  a section of the end of the cottage was demolished to allow the trains to pass.


    Passing the Cambus O’ May Cheese Creamery, a short distance further on you will pass Tullich Kirkyard worth a short detour to view the old graves and historic stones. Crossing the A93 again the path approaches  Ballater, eventually winding between houses to finish at the Old Royal Station  now a visitor centre and museum with displays showing the Royal Family’s involvement with the Deeside Line dating back to Queen Victorias time.


    For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/

  • Deeside Way - Banchory to Aboyne

    Deeside Way - Banchory to Aboyne is a 21km MTB GPS route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside way. 


    This the longest section of the Deeside Way and most of the route is not on the old railway line. There are some hilly sections which provide great views over the surrounding countryside.


    Leave the King George V Park onto Dee Street and head south over the river, for walkers there’s a path opposite the bridge up some steps, for cyclists bear left and take the road on the right following the signs for Scolty. Turn right into the forest, past the Forestry Commission car park and follow the waymarkers on forest tracks through Blackhall Forest until you arrive at the Shooting Greens car park. Leave the car park on the path beside the public road heading for Potarch. The route is through Slewdrum Forest and farmland arriving at Potarch at the Green. Head for the Potarch Inn and then bear right over the bridge to another car park where you pick up the path beside the  ‘bus stop. After a couple of miles you arrive at Kincardine O’ Neil, the oldest village on Deeside.


    Go along the main street until you turn up Pitmurchie Road, just before the filling station.The path branches off to the left, keep straight on, through a gate after which the path turns left, along field edges and then climbs up through woodland. Descend to a turning area, cross and then descend steeply through woodland until you reach the bridge over the Dess Burn. The path climbs steeply up to the public road on the other side where you should use the verge for about 70 metres before crossing and rejoining the path at a field gate.


    Cross farm land taking care if there are cows in the field where they get access to water, until you rejoin the old line. Head west until you reach a public road. The Deeside Way currently stops here and to reach Aboyne you will either have to use the road verge of the busy A93 Deeside Road or go over the cattle grid and, using a map, go around the golf course to reach the village centre. The old line ahead is currently blocked, preventing its use. Aberdeenshire Council is currently trying to identify a satisfactory route to complete this section.


    For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/

  • Deeside Way - Drumoak to Banchory

    Deeside Way - Drumoak to Banchory is an 11km GPS MTB route for walkers and cyclists along the Deeside Way. 


    Head west out of Drumoak on the pavement beside the A93 and join the path on the left. The path follows the A93 until you reach Crathes, here the path shares the pavement for a short distance before turning left at the road junction. Cross the road at the waymarker onto the private access road. Follow the private road between the houses through a gate and across the old sand and gravel works until you arrive at a car park for the playing fields. Here walkers can cross the old stone pack bridge, cyclists and horses should follow the waymarkers to rejoin the path after the pack bridge.


    For more info visit http://www.deesideway.org/ 

  • Devil's Punchbowl

    A MTB ride around the Devils Punch Bowl and Hindhead. The route is about 21 miles long and starts (and ends) on Tilford road in Tilford Village Green. The route covers quite a lot of fireroad type terrain (wide paths). It lacks a bit of gnarl but a good XC fitness ride. 


  • Glencoe Lochan

    The Glencoe Lochan MTB GPS route is an Teasy 1.6 to 3.2 km track in the Fort William and Lochaber's region. There are two short family orientated way marked routes that start from the Glencoe Lochan car park.


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highland.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.


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  • Graianrhyd and Nercwys Forest

    Graianrhyd and Nercwys Forest mountain bike route in the Clwydian Range on North Wales. It is graded easy and is 9.8 miles long. It starts from the car park at the Rose and Crown in Graianrhyd (please pop in and let the landlord know you’re there). Graianrhyd is a a small village to the east of the Clwydian Range. It follows the trails through the low hills around Eryrys and Nercwys Forest for some great riding on a mixture of double track, singletrack and forest track.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Graianrhyd and Nercwys Forest


     

  • Loch Clair MTB GPS Route

    Loch Clair is an Easy graded 6.4 mile MTB GPS route in the Torridon area. It has a total ascent of 360.82 ft and a maximum elevation of 535.63 feet. Park opposite the road to Loch Clair. Ride over the bridge along the orad towards the Loch.


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.


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  • Old Logging Way, Aviemore MTB Route

    Old Logging Way, Aviemore MTB Route is a This is a 20km Easy graded route near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms region. The route has a total ascent of 629.13 ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,164.24 ft. You can park in Aviemore town centre. 


    The route was kindly donated by DMBinS Highland E-Guide which is a great resource and has extra detail on this route as well as being packed full of other routes and helpful advice across the Highlands region.


    Although this is an excellent mountain bike route it utilises multi-use paths and trails. It is important we adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when using the route. For more information on what the code means for mountain bikers read the ‘Do The Ride Thing’ guide from DMBinS.


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  • Pen y Gwely Reservoir

    The Pen y Gwely Reservoir mountain bike route takes in the Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen and the Berwyns in North Wales. It is graded Easy and is 12.6 miles long. 


    It starts in the car park by the community centre in Glyn Ceiriog, a village in the Ceiriog Valley in North Wales. Although it's an easy ride it does start with a big climb out of the valley but it is on tarmac. Once at the top the route retains its altitude, staying on the undulating trails across the hill tops until the final big descent back into the Ceiriog Valley. It's definitely worth the effort of the first climb.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Pen y Gwely Reservoir


     

  • Taff trail family ride

    Park right next to the beautiful Talybont on Usk Reservoir, this is a large car park, which is traffic free and allows you to get everything ready with out the worry of car zooming past. Once you leave the car park head North towards the Dam wall which is situated 1KM away from the parking spot. Cross over the dam taking in the magical wonder of the views as well as the history of the building of the dam.

    After crossing the dam you will head south and the ground under your wheels will be hard pack fire road, this fire road is referred to as the Taff Trail, follow the same trail slowing climbing to 400m. This this point stop and enjoy the magnificent views of the Talybont valley and wonder how easy it was to climb so high. At this point you have 3 choices, descend the road, be warned the road is very steep and some car struggle to climb it, however if there is a need to get out quickly this is an option. Option 2 repeat the route backwards doing exactly what you have just done but in reverse. Our preferred route however is to take the road to your right for 20metres and take the above fire road back towards the head of the dam. The trail is slightly more challenging with regard to terrain and offered to option of making the route a little more challenging if this is what is needed.


    The above fire track with evenly cross over the Taff trail and you will cross over the head of the Dam again and head back your car.
    Start point SO099 196 = Car park
    Distance and grade this is a 19Km, Easy Family ride

    GPS route log courtesy of WyeMTB delivering Mountain Bike Skills, Guiding and Leadership courses

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  • The Llanarmon Loop

    The Llanarmon Loop mountain bike route is in The Clwydian Range in North Wales. It is graded easy. This mountain bike route of 13 miles starts from Graianrhyd, a small village to the east of the Clwydian Range in North Wales. It follows the trails through the low hills around Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Eryrys and Nercwys Forest for some great riding on a mixture of double track, singletrack and forest track.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Llanarmon Loop

  • The Penycloddiau Circuit MTB GPX Route

    The Penycloddiau Circuit MTB GPX Route is in the Clwydian Range, in North Wales. It is 11 miles long and starts in the car park at Moel Arthur. It is grased easy as there is nothing too technical or too steep but with stunning views pretty much every direction you look. Most of the ride is on rocky doubletrack but being the Clwyds if it is wet it will also be muddy. This route is the first loop used on the Moel Arthur Circuits route.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Penycloddiau Circuit