7 Stanes conditions
I was at Glentress last night and the snow is still pretty deep and unrideable above the Buzzards Nest. I climb up Janet’s Brae from Peebles which is fine to the top of the steep climb but from the start of the green to the car park is still bad. We did Pennels, Blue return, Blue Velvet and Berm baby berm which all had snow on them, hard packed on some but melting and churned up on others so grip was a problem. Lower down the trails are dry and dusty as it’s been so dry. Inners will be very similar, no idea about Ae or Mabie. HTHPosted 4 years agochimpymcchimpSubscriber
I’ve been here all week…glentrool blue has a few snowy bits but 75% clear. Kirroughtree red and blue is all rideable. Mabie red is all rideable. Ae red is clear except for the ‘black’ boardwalk section where they’re building the wind turbines and a bit on the omega man (although seems to have been resurfaced since my last visit and is mainly a bit dull). Drumlanrig is completely clear and dry, and is probably just worth riding there the whole time as it’s so good. Not sure on dalbeattie, website suggests a huge diversion so gave it a miss. Did I mention drumlanrig? Go there.Posted 4 years agojonkMember
Just got back from there. All the lower stanes are clear: dalbeatie is dryish & clear, the slab is fine. Kirroughtree was the best, with the trails dusty but mcmoab is unridable. Mabie was clear but very muddy. Ae was ok but muddy with some diversions as posted above . Inners and GT are worth a miss we gave up after the first climb at inners and did the glentress blue only as people were saying the snow was too bad from the buzzards nest.Posted 4 years agoscotabroadMember
Was at GT today, as said above snow above buzzards nest makes climbing on bike very difficult, perservered for quite a while but pushing most of the ups. didnt get as far as spooky wood but pushed the blue up as far as the spooky wood climb, but cut short across to the red descent via the blue route. The red descent was great fun in the slushy rutted snow I have to say. lower down is fine but above Buzzards nest is hard going.Posted 4 years ago
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