I like CV, for what it is. I can see what jamieandangela is saying about the dampness of the ground - anyone who's ridden over the Knockybuckle above Milton of Campsie can attest to the weird bogginess on that plateau, so not surprising to discover CV's similar. The rock steps (kelpie's staircase? I'm terrible at remembering names of trail features) are good, the section following is fast and flowy without being technical. The jump section is ace.
Can ride there up the Tak in under an hour from the door, so can't grumble at all, especially as my local ride used to be Cathkin Braes. This summer i'm keen to combine it with a ride back over the Meikle Bin and Cort ma Law and take in the grassy descent down from Crichton's Cairn to the crow car park (best ride in the area IMO).
Lennox forest baffles me. The terrifying shore stuff is all gone now, along with a big area of trees, leaving logs all over the place where I used to ride. The short descent to the old hospital gate is still there, but I'm struggling to pick out anything descent, which is weird because its quite a big area and a decent height. Maybe I should go during proper daylight. Anyone point me in the right direction?