I know this isn't going to read well but I have very mixed feeling about the new trail.
I hope to enjoy it later in the year when it's bedded in better as it just seemed someone had seen an article on Glentress in January's MBR and then some trail images from Dalby in February's MBUK & March's pictures of Afan in What Mountain Bike and thought they'd compress everything & it'd hang together.
I got the feeling the trail designer wanted to unseat or catch the rider out, not let the riding flow. And those endless switch-backs! Huge amounts of work went into this and they should be complimented on the quality of the work.
I realise it's early days but I'll wait a while before riding there again, also, I met no one out there today who could begin to "clean" the trail.
The local A&E dept will see many a rider through its doors in the coming months I fear & how long before the first fatality crossing that main road or the railway line?
Flame away, but it's just an initial impression and one probably not shared by all.