Rocks and roots

Drumlanrig

We really loved Drumlanrig. The philosophy of the place is pretty cool - basically the Duke who owns it decided to get some mountain bike trail built on his estate. More landowners like him are needed! The downside is you're meant to pay to get in -£6 each! We were advised to park in the lay-by just before the bridge on the way in. But from here you still have to cycle past the entrance booth/carpark where we got nobbled for the entrance fee as well as having had an extra long cycle.... With more cunning use of the map you should be able to work out a way to avoid it. Or just pay, enjoy the trails and wander round the gardens after too (we had a 6 hour drive ahead of us so had to get moving!)

Anyway, the trails are great - really narrow rooty singletrack that wiggles on and on! Feels very different to other trail centres - very little stone and no big climbs or descents. Undulates a lot so definitely have an uppy downy steapost. Lots of tech stuff to keep you on your toes, and long enough to make you really tired! Even some Alpine swithcbacks! Really good - we'll definitely be back!

Rating: 3, "Good riding, worth travelling to".
Added: 2014-01-26 , Last updated: 2014-03-15
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