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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Glencoe and the Lecht?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Comrie Croft

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    I mean cheeky local trails can;t be included

    No such thing as cheeky* in Scotland.

    *although the yard wide water bars on some tracks in the Cairngorms would have you believe otherwise.

    Edit: Glenlivet too!

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    Grantown on Spey
    Callander Park
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    poly
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    You are missing Caron Valley and Fire tower trail,

    Mugdock park is not (AFAIK) an official mountain bike route (signposted and clear to walkers etc – to avoid). Pollock Park on the other hand is – but whether it is worth your effort might be a different question.

    I would have thought the Commonwealth route would count (at least once officially open/complete).

    There are various small local centres which are official centres. e.g. Callendar Estate (nr Falkirk), and Abriachan near Loch Ness. And for completeness the trails in Knoydart!

    new trails are also under construction at Beecraigs and South Queensferry!

    vorlich
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    South Queensferry

    Go on….

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    VAT Run I guess? Pumptrack already open and short loops under construction. Haven’t been to a dig for ages but it looks like they’ve made great progress.

    poly
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    vorlich – Member
    South Queensferry
    Go on….

    I’m not up-to-date but pump track in the woods behind Port Edgar (nearly complete?) and plans for more trails too.

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    Kirkhill, Aberdeen

    vorlich
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    Googled it! Must get along to the Tuesday night trail building sessions.

    yetidave
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    beecraigs, blairadam, pitmeddem (sp) north third, dumyat, not trail centres as such…

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    Kinnoull Hill

    Brake-neck
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    You are missing Caron Valley

    With good reason, its gash! 🙂

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    Thinking about formulating some kinda ‘all trail centres in Scotland challenge’ as inspired by Issue 82. First challenge is to list them! The 7 stanes are easy and I have the following – any to add???

    1. 7 Stanes
    2. Golspie
    3. Strathpuffer (?)
    4. Balblair
    5. Carbisdale
    6. Learnie
    7. Laggan
    8. Fort Bill
    7. Drumlanrig
    8. Fochabers

    Next challenge is to define what a trail centre is – I mean cheeky local trails can;t be included or we could be here all day! Is the commonwealth track a TC? Probably not, what about Mugdock Park?

    Contributions welcome and appreciated!!!

    Cheers

    b r
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    and you can’t really just put the 7 Stanes, they stretch almost 100 miles across the country – you ought to have them separated

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    There’s a wee track in Kyleakin, no idea of current conditions… Shown in blue here too.

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    Pitfichie

    There are 3 at Fochabers, but I guess they are all linked.

    messiah
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    Glenlivet (when it opens 😀 ).

    Depends on your definition of Trail Centre…

    Carron Valley, Callander Estate and Cathkin Braes all def fall into the TC cat. Other locations with purpose built trails incl: Fochabers, (Moray Monster) Middledon, (Kirkaldy) Lochore / Blairadam, Glenbranter, Kyleakin, Fire Tower, Comrie Croft, VAT run, Beecraigs (if it ever gets finished)Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Arran,Inverie (’bout the size of the Vat run ;-))Campbeltown has something iirc, Aberfoyle? Whitelees?

    Glenlivet is def a large TC and must be all but practically complete (the next big thing?)

    Kinneil – Boness (on the dwg board – needs funding)

    Kippenrait – Dunblane (on the dwg board /subject to planning consent)

    Lennox – been on the dwg board for years
    Angus Glens – Ditto

    Others in the pipeline: Muirshiel CP,Kilpatricks plus someehere in deepest Ayrshire (Dalmellington?)

    DH:

    Falkland? Glencoe, Lecht and Glenshee are all gravity assisted (Glenshee may no longer be providing uplift)Cairngorm do a ‘guided only’ descent off the top (but plans on the dwg board for chairlift assisted trails in Coire n Ciste)

    poly
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    Beecraigs (if it ever gets finished)

    recent progress has been quite good. 18 months of almost continuous rain has forced them to reinforce more of the route than they originally expected. Its being built by hand (no machines to keep cost down and avoid the path being too wide etc) They are planning to have a red loop (with a wee black off shoot) open by end of summer. What I saw looked ok – its new built trail so a bit “sanitised” but relatively narrow and they are trying to keep roots etc in.

    Any update on Glenlivet opening dates ? Their Facebook page is stagnant…

    andypandy85
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    Kiroughtree, Innerleithen

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    Cathkin Braes is finished (to all intents and purposes) and is pretty good if a bit short. Need to do a few laps but thats fine as you can work out best lines etc or choose the blue/red/black options at various obstacles.

    highlandman
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    Glamis Estate in Angus has about 25km of woodland singletrack, historical and built by the fairies. No signage yet but the estate are keen to see it used, so cake will be bought from the Castle cafe…

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