Drumlanrig mountain bike trails are based in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate, in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotand. The trails have been around since 2002, has become quite a famous racing circuit and seen ongoing development to make it a decent MTB destination
There are mountain bike trails covering all abilities and experience.
- The green trails are suitable for families There are quite a few of these from the Riverside 3km mainly country road ride to the Alton Rigg 13km ride with superb views across the valley to the 5kmn Three Loch rides running though woodland and through Lochs and the 8.5km Castle Round route around the Castle.
Blue Copy Cat Trail
- The 9km blue route shadows the second half of the red route, on forestry roads, and shares some easier single track sections. This means you can pick and choose a bit more red when you’re ready, or ride as a mixed ability group. Be ready - the first third is mostly uphill giving plenty of time to enjoy the stunning views. Suitable for intermediate cyclists / mountain bikers, with basic off road riding skills and reasonable fitness. Trail on forest track maybe loose, uneven and muddy at times, narrowing to a one metre wide constructed bike trail.
Old School Red Trail
- This 15km trail has been nicknamed “The Old School” as it has been built using traditional methods of trail design and construction; stone pitching, hand digging and natural material. This means roots and lots of them. The trail is tight and twisty, and uses natural features to keep you on your toes. Suitable for proficient riders on off-road mountain bikes, with good skill level and high level of fitness and stamina.
Magic 8 Black Trail
- The Magic 8 black route is 8km long for advanced riders. This adds black sections to the existing red (20km when combined with the red). A very technically advanced trail with very narrow tracks, steep uphills that are steep on the downs with numerous obstacles to navigate. There are a number of shorter and longer options which add either a higher technical difficulty or more physicality, and usually both. The first longer section is steep and technical; with some very, very skinny trail drops, and plenty of big scary roots. You’ll find a few shorter ‘optional features’ off the side of the red route to spice up your ride. The last black section gives you a singletrack all the way to the Castle. With some very tight turns, steep climbs and the famous car park drop off. This trail is only suitable for an expert rider used to technically demanding routes, with a good mountain bike.
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