Drumlanrig – Amazing Singletrack!
Went to Drunlanrig castle yesterday, I must say the singletrack there is bloomin’ brilliant! Quite rooty, but it was dry so not probs there, and flows really naturally, not looking manmade at all.
With the sun out, it was positively idillic in places, swooping through the trees. You hardly ever notice if you are heading uphill or down overall, just concentrating on the brilliant trail!
Overall, a hidden gem! go there!
(sorry i didn’t take any pics 🙁 )
Edit: Talked to Rik Allsop too, great bloke and evidently a great trail builder.)Posted 8 years agoDelSubscriber
i really enjoyed riding there last year, though i thought the grading was a bit misleading. some of the red was harder than any of the black stuff i rode. don’t ask which bits though, cos the first day i had a pint of ale rattling around inside, and the second a can of cheap 5hit larger 🙂Posted 8 years ago
as you say, very natural and well worth a look if you’re up there.craig1975Member
I had a good trek there last week, I did the red trail but thought it was a bit short, I found the rooty section a bit tricky but I enjoyed the challenge. I can imagine it will be a bit treturus in the wet if you haven’t had much experience with wet roots. I’m going to give the black trail a shot next time I head down to see the folks.Posted 8 years agohoraMember
Drumlanrig always reminds me of Mint SaucePosted 8 years agochakapingSubscriber
Was there last week, very impressed with the trails.
Agree that some red was harder than the second black section, but generally very flowing with nice technical features built in.
Took me a few goes (and a bent brake lever) to get the descent over the tree roots right.
Had fun on the skills loop too – especially the narrow little see-saw.Posted 8 years ago
Hi – will do. I’ll bookmark this thread so I have your email. Nearer the time I will be doing a thread just to see who is around the Stanes in mid/late June so you wont miss out.
I will not be working those weeks and plan to do quite a bit of riding while I am up there.
SiPosted 8 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Here you go forge, local club
Also in CD is the Breakpad B&B run by Clair & San from the Kirry shop.
OS78 the main biking area is Durisdeer nr Thornhill or out of Drumlanrigg. Some tracks on the ground not on the map.
From Dalbeattie there is a coastal path running from Portling. This makes for a big day out when added to the Stanes route.
Quite a few cheeky trails in both Mabie and Dalbeattie.
Regular rides starting on Weds nights @ Ae and Mabie on Thurs nights. Not sure when the Stewartry guys have theirs.
YGM btwPosted 8 years agoclimbingcragratSubscriber
If you are looking for a campsite near Drumlanrig we stayed at the following last Summer:
Quite small but quiet and no kids allowed!
EnjoyPosted 8 years ago
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