Out near the coast in the trail-centre rich area of Dumfries & Galloway is Dalbeattie. No big mountains or remote epics but it manages to mix technically demanding terrain with great views while it’s Green and Blue routes still provide a fantastic day out for all the family.
Glentress is the original mountain bike trail centre in Scotland. What started as the brain child of local trail building legend Pete Laing and the Forestry Commission has morphed into one of the UK’s best-known venues for man-made trails, the jewel in the crown of the 7Stanes project, with something to suit all levels of ability and fitness.
Riding the lesser known (and less visible) bits of the Yorkshire Dales near Settle. Words: Barney Marsh. Pics: Benji Haworth
The forest is situated north of Clitheroe in an upland area on the eastern edge of the Forest of Bowland, not far from the Yorkshire Dales. The forest is managed by the Forestry Commission and is used by many different groups but the good news is that mountain bikers are about to get a significant injection of new singletrack trails in 2009.
Written by Stewart Hall. The Mendip is synonymous with sticky mud and slippery limestone but any criticism you hear of trail conditions belie the variety of riding available. It’s fair to say that it’s best to visit during a dry spell so yes, think twice about visiting if it’s been especially wet recently. Otherwise, come […]
Isle Of Man: ‘Little Britain’. Hard slogs, epic views, summit bagging, coastal teetering, remoteness, technical playtimes, backyard exploring, fast and rocky, slow and rooty. You want it? It’s all here.
Words and pics by Benji Haworth.
James Lyon takes us on a trip to round a less well trodden part of the Lakes.
Photos by James and Richpips.