by Ben Haworth
November 16, 2009
Mountain bikers planning to head up to Laggan Wolftrax from some winter trail bashing are advised to be ready for some detours. Forestry Commission Scotland has begun felling trees adjacent to the forest roads along which some of the routes run.
The work – carried out in partnership with Laggan Forest Trust – will only be carried out Monday to Friday and is expected to be completed before Easter next year.
Jim Gillies for the Commission in Glenmore, said: “We’ve scheduled the work for the quietest time of the year when there aren’t so many people coming along – so hopefully it won’t cause too much disruption. Route diversions will be in place during the week and cyclists will be diverted along the pony paths – so everyone should observe any safety notices and diversions for obvious reasons!”
The main uphill route will be open at weekends and once the felling operations are complete it is hoped that a new Blue Route, taking users off the existing forest road, can be developed. All operations will be suspended during the Christmas & New Year holidays.
Basecamp will be open for business as usual.