The Moray Monster Mountain Bike Trails are in Moray in Scotland. All in all there are 30km of MTB trails split across three separate and independent sites. Together you have a regional network that offers trails for all abilities be it gentle greens, moderately technical blues, adrenalin fuelled reds through to the more severely graded blacks and Orange. A quick summary of the three sites:
- Ordiequish base by Fochabers. This has moderate blue graded routes, a skills area for progressing at all levels and the black-graded Gully Monster.
- Whiteash base has red and orange routes, including Fochabers Freeride area.
- Ben Aigan base has red and black grade routes.
In February 2015 100,000 of investment was awarded to the Moray Trails. They have upgraded the red at Fochabers Ring at Winding Walks and the Soup Dragon blue trails at Ordiequish and in 2016 built a new MTB skills facility at Winding Walks, Fochabers.
Trails at Ordiequish base
The Soup Dragon (Blue)
- The soup dragon is a 5km blue graded trail with climbs and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
- The Gordzilla is another blue graded flowing trail that takes about an 1 hour to complete.
The Haggis (Blue)
- The Haggis is another blue trail has lots of fun park style features throughout its route.
The Gully Monster (Black)
- The Gully monster is a black graded severe 2.4km long trail. It is very technical, tight and requires great balance as in parts it has a steep drop to the left.
- Built with progression and skill development in mind it is full of berms and jumps.
Trails at Whiteash base
The Fochabers Ring (Red)
- The Fochabers Ring is a red graded technically difficult trail. It is an 8km long mix of single-track and fire road that leads you to the freeride area.
Fochabers Freeride (Orange)
- This trail is for advanced riders only. It's recommended to walk it first before riding. The top section of the Freeride trail includes big, technical Northshore wooden structures. The second section of the trail has big earth features, drops and jumps.
MTB Skills Area
- Pump Track - Area of small rolling bumps and banked corners (berms) in an area roughly the size of a tennis court
- 3 Downhills beginner, intermediate and expert ability levels. The runs together have ‘rollable’ bumps n jumps, different height drop-offs and three lines of jumps
- Off-trail progressive jumps area.
Trails at Ben Aigan base
The Ben Aigan Hammer (Red)
- This is a 15kms long red graded single-track trail with board walk sections, drop-offs, jumps and table tops. It has one of the longest sections of single-track (@ 6.7kms) in this region.
The Mast Blast (Black)
- The Mast blast is a black graded severe trail with fast downs and jumps interspersed on the ride.
The Bunny (Orange)
- The Bunny is an Orange graded 1km downhill trail that is know for it's speed. It is steep in places and often rutted and bumpy.
- The development of all three centres is the result of an innovative partnership between the Moray Mountain Bike Club and Forestry Commission Scotland, with a lot of voluntary work undertaken by local riders.
- If you have ridden the mountain bike trails at Moray Monster then please share your experiences and post your pictures, videos, routes and reviews to the listing.