Angus Mountain Bike Trails are a region of natural trails just by the Cairngorms National Park, South of Aberdeen and North of Dundee in Scotland. It's got a very strong MTB community and there are trail centre plans in the making.
The organization driving trail development here is the Angus Mountain Bike Trails Association (AMBTA). They are currently working with land owners, government and other organizations with the aim of developing a trail network and centre within the Angus area similar to what is in place / planned at Laggan.
They have just had completed the final feasibility study (which was overwhelmingly positive) for a proposed bike park on Kinblethmont Estate near Arbroath. Next steps are funding, planning permission and awarding the tender to build.
- There are many natural trails to check out in this region. The best place for information is the DMBins site. They have 11 neat route cards (attached) covering trails graded from green, blue and red with distances ranging from 4 up to 24km and everything in-between. As a taster there are:
- Glen Markie, Glen Isla and the Cateran Trail (Blue with red options) 16/19km
- Arbroath, Arbirlot, Ethie Woods and The Coast (Blue) 24km
- Glen Esk, Tardside and the Badalair (Red) 14.5km
- And 8 more..
Bike Park (Planned 2014)
- The new Skills Park will aim to have a mixture of obstacles, trails, bumps and jumps to cater for all levels and age of rider and enable progression within the sport. There will be a Pump Track, Skills Area and Jump Lines.
- They have set a distance (1.1km) and grade (Blue with Red options) and are working through the different quantities and type of technical trail features on the trail. Check out the design in the attachments tab.
Groups and Clubs
- Trail building company Architrail were awarded the contract by an AMBTA/Angus Council panel to complete the feasibility study and design for the planned attraction at Kinblethmont on the outskirts of Arbroath.
- Photo Credit: Andy McCandlish
- If you have ridden any of the mountain bike trails in the Angus region then why not share your experiences and post some pictures, videos or a short review to the listing.