>I did find a .pdf file through a Google search saying there was plans to extend the trails to 31km!The .pdf was dated 2006 so I wonder if these plans are just on hold or cancelled?<
FC would no doubt prefer that stuff wasnt kicking around the web No shortage of detailed plans but no will on the part of the current Mgmt Team to extend technical trails. Perhaps when fuel bursts through £7 a gallon there might be a re think?
I'd heard the lochside trail had recently been extended. Progress of sorts but not a mtb trail so didn't require a volte-face on the part of those inside FC so vehemently against mtb development at CV.
Gather also the remaining partnership has been re invented minus Clanranald and Scottish Water but with the addition of Falkirk and East Dunbartonshire Cooncils + SNH. The issue of 'what to do with the Campsies' is currently out to (yet another) consultation. The Councils will be keen (admittedly easy for them to be as they don't have the same exposure to risk / nor have to make long term financial committment to maintain) but the problem will always return to FC ownership of most of the land up there (and that recently includes a huge chunk of hill above Clachan of C btw) and the fundamental philosophy of 'forcing' central Scotlands mtb community to drive down to GT.
As others have said at least the current crop of maintenance is a commitment of sorts but in terms of the bigger picture the inertia /waste of money on the part of all the public bodies concerned is actually quite shameful in my view.
Perhaps one day CV and its environs will just be one massive windfarm and the power Co's will be running a Llandegla type facility...