Beecraigs Mountain Biking

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The Visitor Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Nr. Linlithgow, EH49 6PL
Directions
The Visitor Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Nr. Linlithgow, EH49 6PL. Trail head starts at the Balvormie car park 
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Beecraigs mountain bike trails are to be found in Beecraigs Country Park in West Lothian, Scotland.

It has a red graded mountain bike trail with black options.

There is also a Skills Loop which opened in May 2016.

The Trails

  • The Beecraigs main loop is a 7km red graded (with black options) figure of 8 MTB trail comprising of an East and West loop.
  • It is natural in feel and so is woody, rooty, rocky, technical, with drop offs and some boardwalk features where it gets boggy.
  • Tip: Watch out for walkers on the trail.

Skills Loop

  • There are Blue, Red, and Black grade loops with some jumps plus some boardwalk options on the way up.

Groups and Clubs

  • There is a very active community here and volunteer dig days are regular. 

Other Stuff

  • Funding for the original trails came from the Criminal Justice Service.The CTC and Clive forth were involved in the development of the existing trail structure.
  • The new skills loop and pump track project is being driven forward by a partnership between West Lothian Clarion Cycle Club, West Lothian Council's Countryside Section and Outdoor Education Team. 

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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.4  (4)
Trail Variety 
 
3.3  (4)
Skills Development 
 
3.4  (4)
Trail Quality  
 
3.0  (4)
Facilities 
 
2.5  (4)
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Grin Factor
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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bit of a surprise
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.0
wasnt expecting much. rode here at the end of a day of riding so we didnt have much left in the legs. started off pretty routing but once we got further into the trails we realised it was a little gem. loads of roots and technical sections, most had more than one line choice. seemed short though, not sure if we missed an arrow somewhere. didnt find the skills area (didnt really look to hard for it though) once back to the van we were pleasently surprised at how good it was. often end up expecting smaller trail centers to be poor.

User Review

Good Points
more fun than expected
technical sections
Bad Points
short trail
hikers walking down trail
signage wasnt great at times
Would you recommend?
Yes
B
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Its good for beginners
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
Facilities 
 
1.0
its good for beginners and good for devolving skill at the skills park

User Review

Good Points
the skills loop is great for devolving skills and red and black trails are good for beginners , beecraigs is mostly natural but at the skills loop its man made
Bad Points
theirs not much hard stuff to ride at beecraigs apart from the black climb and the orange line at the skills park i found the better stuff at witches craig the refuge decent is very good it'll be good to have stuff like that at the actual mtb trails because at witches Craig you have to watch out for walkers but its not like there not there at beecraigs
Would you recommend?
Yes
GF
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Great fun so close to town
(Updated: June 06, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
Very nice trails very close to town and to big cities. Variety of features and black options on red that are really challenging. Fun board walks, totally enjoyable.

User Review

Good Points
It is amazing how much fun you can get on a terrain that has not real climbing or descent! They have used what the topography offers to get out a variety of passages and features, including quite a few black options that can be really challenging. Or bits with plenty of roots, really good. They are still building the second loop and I cannot wait to see how it will be!
Bad Points
A second loop is still work in progress so at the moment the trail is not very long, even if by adding the other trails around it can give a good few hours of fun.
Would you recommend?
Yes
D
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okay trails
(Updated: June 06, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Grin Factor 
 
0.5
Trail Variety 
 
1.5
Skills Development 
 
0.5
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
alright trails on a hardtail

User Review

Good Points
http://youtu.be/t8Culh9vSnY

Had a wee shot of the tails and they are okay but as usual very tame with no options of getting some air or opportunities to develop your riding skills. I thought when they were starting off with red and black runs that there would be more imaginative lines but instead it is mostly type 2 footpath.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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