Callendar Estate Mountain Bike Trails and Greenrig Bike Park

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The Callendar Estate Mountain Bike Trails (including Greenrig Bike Park) are situated just outside the town of Falkirk. Owned by the Callendar Estate, The site offers 4 different trails each named after the wood in which they run through. These trails range from a family friendly green loop to a more technically challenging red route. There is also Greenrig Bike Park on the estate.

Along with the trails the site also offers a wide range of facilities such as ‘Bespoke Bike Hire’ and ‘The Milk Barn’ café. The trails are maintained by the Bespoke Community Development organisation.

Canada Trail (Green)

  • This is a green trail suitable for novice mountain bikers. The trail twists and turns through Canada Wood and also offers a short Blue Grade boardwalk section for those who are looking for more of a challenge. Overall the trail is 4.1km long and should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Craigieburn Trail (Blue) 

  • This blue graded trail is ideal for those who have tried the Canada Trail and are looking for more of a challenge. This trail offers a few gentle hills and some twisting descents. The trail is 3.4km long and should last around 30 minutes. 

Kilbean Trail (Blue with Red Sections) 

  • This trail offers a mixture of both blue and red sections so is an ideal warm up trail for those who are hoping to ride the full red Auchengean Trail. Riders can also exit from the trail and take the fire road track down towards the Auchengean trail if they are not finding it challenging enough. The trail is 3.3km long and takes 30 minutes to complete. 

Auchengean Trail (Red) 

  • This Auchengean trail is graded red. It is usually ridden as an extension to the Craigieburn Trail but riders can connect via the Kilbean Trail. The trail itself is full of both strenuous climbs and rewarding descents that should keep the rider entertained. Ridden as an extension to the Craigieburn trail it is 6.8km long and takes around 45 minutes.
  • In October 2014 Bespoke team built a new technical rock section and made some improvements made to the lower section of the main trail.

Jack's Track

  • Jack's Track is a new Freeride section of trail. It is for highly skilled riders with advanced riding skills only. You will find skinnies, berms and compulsory gaps jumps and large drops with no chicken runs.

Greenrig Bike Park 

  • The Bike Park has a pump trail, a technical rock trail, two jump lines, one featuring a mellow wall ride and a beginners area with some basic features to try. 

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3.3
Grin Factor 
 
3.0  (5)
Trail Variety 
 
2.8  (5)
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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
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Great for beginners
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.0
We started from the Greenrig Car Park which is free. This is where the Canada Wood Kitchen and Bar is and Greenrig Cycles Bike Hire. The restaurant seems fine with people using their toilets (beware if you want food, it gets quite busy and if raining not great to sit outside!). We did the green and blue routes (Canada Trail and Craigieburn). I'm pretty new to mountain biking and having had a few confidence knocking rides these were both great wee trails for building the confidence again. Actually felt more comfortable on the Blue Craigieburn as it was such a smooth and well maintained trail. Difficulty level definitely more akin to the Green at Glentress, though with less climbing. Didn't try the skills park but it looks really nice.

User Review

Good Points
Free car park

Toilets in the restaurant

Both green and blue trail are suitable for beginners. Blue is more gentle corners but no obstacles and nothing steep apart from one slightly steep bit which was fine.

Easy to do the trails as many times as you want if you want to improve your skills.
Bad Points
Routes are short, but as they looped back to the car park it was really easy to keep going around as many times as you want.

Grass is starting to get tall in places so even though the trail is fine and clear, at times it was difficult to see which way the path was going so as a beginner hard to anticipate a few corners, but just kept it slow.

Some arrows on bits of the blue trail ended up being a bit confusing but we still found our way (at the bit where you can extend to the red trail, go up the man made path to the right, not the natural path to the left. There is a fork on the path and you can go either way. Left is a straight up and around, right is a bit more twisty and fun going up).

The information point in the car park is missing it's information sign at the moment.
Would you recommend?
Yes
TG
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callender estate red and blue
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3.1
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
2.0
only found this place on a recent visit to the falkirk canal wheel. sppotted bike trails on a sign and decided to find them as we had the bikes in the van. cycled up the canal and some fire road from there to the skills loop at the greenrig car park where the blue trail starts. skills loop was basic but had a small jump line which we did a couple of runs down. the blue was standard, good singletrack which you could get your speed up on. that linked into the red which was again pretty standard. nothing that i would class as red route but a few features and tougher options where scattered around. was a fun ride alltogether.

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Good Points
fun little trails
can do serious miles when link up with local routes
Bad Points
red is more like blue
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B
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Awesome!
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
New sections under construction will make it more appealing to other riders

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Good Points
Sad to see such negative review of this great place, it has something for everyone, all ages, kid friendly, food and bike shop staff excellent and friendly
Bad Points
None!
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Yes
S
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Good local facility
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
The volunteer trail building group are a sound group of guys and girls who are always looking for more help.

User Review

Good Points
Local trails which are perfect for family rides and maintaining fitness. Skills area is fun for messing about, as is the red graded area. Trails are hard wearing so great for winter. Exellent facilities and with high end resturaunt in the free car park.
Bad Points
I would like more of it and there is not alot in the way of 'natural' lines.
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Yes
JF
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Overall rating 
 
1.6
Grin Factor 
 
0.5
Trail Variety 
 
0.5
Skills Development 
 
1.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
Maintenance group very cliche and don't seem to want input/help from trail users.

User Review

Good Points
Usually usuable 24/7 in all weather. Family friendly.
Good for beginners or repetitive training laps.
Joins the Helix path network so rides can be extended far and wide.

Developments underway... fingers crossed they are good.
Bad Points
Grading is very misleading. Whole place is more like a green/blue route when compared to anywhere else.
Could do with better maintenance in summer when the foliage starts to wander.
J
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