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  • frosty87

    What’s the riding in Scotland like this early in the year – thinking of Highlands or Cairngorms?

    I’ve always wanted to head north of the border and it looks like I might have the time in April.


    Premier Icon bigjim

    Nothing to see up there.

    There is a pretty big Munros thread on here somewhere which might give you some ideas. April is good in that there won’t be many midgies yet, but at the moment there is a lot of snow in places, but none in others. Expect 4 seasons in one day in the mountains.

    Premier Icon roverpig

    Bring your skis 🙂

    Seriously, most of the interesting trails have been under too much snow to ride for months and that doesn’t look like changing in the next couple of weeks at least. Maybe later in April will be fine though. Who knows.


    That’s interesting. Will the trails be boggy once the snow melts?

    Late April would probably be better for me time wise anyway. Where’s good to stay?


    Its been dry and sunny in the northwest highlands for a few weeks. Not much snow, except high up.

    Premier Icon robbieclay

    Cairngorms much more likely to be snowy than West Highlands. Once snow clears, trails are generally rocky and well drained, so it’s all go! End of April often the very best time of year – cool, clear and midge free. Kinlochleven, Fort Bill, Torridon, Gairloch, Ullapool all exceptional riding – what kinda trails you looking for Frosty?

    Awesome skiing up the Gorm at te mo, forget te mtb and get on piste.

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