Cambusbarron Woods and North Third

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Cambusbarron
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From Stirling head South to St Ninians, when in St. Ninians head West to Cambusbarron. You can park your car at the old quarry in Cambusbarron. To get to North Third head through the old quarry and climb the steep track to the newer quarry - Cambusbarron is on your left (North) and North Third is on your right (South).
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Cambusbarron Woods and North Third are two mountain bike areas that can be linked up to form one great days riding.

Located in Stirling the two areas together offer a neat mix of single track, mini downhill, dirt jumps, drops and shore.

Cambusbarron Woods and Quarry 

  • This part of the area has technical as well as flowing single-track with a multitude of line options to choose from. It descends into the quarry where you can go south to connect with North Third.
  • The descent has mini downhill options with shore, jumps, and drops.  

Dirt Jumps

  • The quarry has a decent set of progressive dirt jumps. 

North Third

  • On the edge of a high vertical drop you will need a head for heights. This part of the area is made up of technical, rooty, twisty single track as well as smooth and flowing singletrack. It can be technical on both the up's and downs.

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  • Cambusbarron woods and quarry (OS Landranger 57, 768917)
  • North Third (OS Landranger 57, 761888)

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
5.0  (2)
Trail Variety 
 
4.3  (2)
Skills Development 
 
4.8  (2)
Trail Quality  
 
3.8  (2)
Facilities 
 
1.0  (1)
Cambu & North Third
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
1.0

Still my favourite place to mtb

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Good Points
Cambusbarron(Gillies Hill) is a great place to mtb. Has something for everyone xc, dh, freeride & dj. Perfect for honing your skills, practicing techniques and sessioning jumps. Or you can do full runs of 2-3 mins each through a myriad of trails that criss cross and snake down the hill. There is also a great set of dirt jumps in the quarry that vary in size from small training jumps to jumps big enough to keep most riders entertained.
North Third is more xc than anything with steep climbs and undulating downs.
Bad Points
Nothing really, it's not a trail centre so there isn't any facilities except the car park at Quarry Road
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5

Hand dug freeride lines and some decent sized jumps in the quarry (at least for Scotland). Plenty of stuff in the surrounding woods to keep you occupied and peer pressuring your mates into riding the bigger jumps is always a hoot. Be prepared for overgrown trails but the main lines are mostly okay trails could do with a bit of maintenance - I wish it weren't so far away or I'd be there myself. The main two quarry jump lines are both very rideable and fun and great for progressing skills and especially confidence. There is also some absolutely huge stuff currently unrideable as its overgrown - such as a big step down rock gap into an equally large step up.
The North Third loop which is easily accessible from the Cambusbarron area is a great natural cross-country loop we some challenging sections - some steep ups and some very technical features. Definitely worth a ride.

User Review

Bad Points
Just the fact they are looking a bit rugged at the moment, though we saw a good number of people up there digging and clearing so that's great.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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