Kirroughtree forest - TRAIL

Kirroughtree forest - Trail, Dumfries, United Kingdom

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User Reviews (6)

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stuntmonkey   Weekend Warrior [Sep 29, 2006]

Kirroughtree is quite simply the most fun, flowing singletrack i've ridden. Ignore the skills section as it may put you off trying the Red/Black. If your fairly new/lacking in cofindence, warm up on the Blue then do the Red. If the finish don't make you grin then you've no soul..
If your happy with the Red and capable of the distance, don't be put off by the Black. You'll not ride all the sections but you'll enjoy most of it and McMoab is a real trialsy challenge.
My girlfriend rode the red, 2nd time out on SPD's!(she is nuts though)

Similar Products Used: Ae forest-big climbs, big descents, big finish!!!
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shoogly   Weekend Warrior [Apr 20, 2005]

Caddon bank is the final descent of the Traquair XC red and black graded trail at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. Caddon Bank is graded black on its own. It's not a normal xc descent, more like a massive downhill bmx 4x singletrack. This is pretty much how it goes. Pass the danger sign, drop off, bigger drop off, even bigger drop off, table top, berm, rollercoaster (involving about 8 12ft dips like bombholes but on singletrack), then through a gate, down a shoot with a right hand berm then over a rocky drop off, then another one then a left hand berm, then down a massive shute, then another berm... you getting the idea yet. It goes on like this for about 2km and none of it is climbing. Before Caddon Bank there is a rocky trials style section which is ace too and credit must go to the trail fairies for bringing us this one.

Customer Service

Just start pedalling at the top, stop pedalling occassionally and let gravity do its thing. There are chicken routes round the side of some of the bigger drops (max about 6-7 feet) and it's a great place to learn to ride fast and off drops, safely*. *relatively.

Similar Products Used: The rest of the XC route is superb. Innerleithen is also home to probably the best downhill trails in the UK (although Fort Bill does that very well too.). Glentress is just along the road near Peebles but has become too busy recently - especially on the new Spooky Wood descent - and there are loads of more natural trails and rights of way in the borders hills in the area. Check out http://www.7stanes.org.uk for more info on trails in the area. The Pentland Hills just South of Edinburgh are also good for xc type rides.
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Will   [Feb 21, 2002]

Thre are a couple of nice bits of singletrack, but in general it's a bit tame with no long climbs or descents. Travel up the main road towards New Galloway and do the old track marked 'Old Edinburgh road' starting at Clatteringshaws loch. This connects to a load of forest road possibilities back to Kiroughtree.

Customer Service

You can do the whole lot in about 2 hours

Similar Products Used: Glentrool walkers paths!
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Brian   [Jun 04, 2002]

Kirroughtree is one of those places that every time you go down you find more undiscovered singletrack that meanders through the seemingly endless forest.If you`re into tight twisting singletrack that goes on for miles then try ot out. The other reviewer sadly doesn`t know the area and has probably stuck to the recommended routes(families with kids stuff).
Get off the marked routes and you`ll find some amazingly quick and challenging singletrack that goes on for miles.

Customer Service

The best idea is to get to the visitor centre and just start off on a track and follow it.

Similar Products Used: Glentrool,Glenapp.The Stranraer area has some good runs too.........again you need some local advice.
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Colin   [Jun 09, 2002]

I ride the trail with Brian every other week and know the area well. He sums it up. One last thing though. At the end of your day, dont forget to take the walkers path down to the bottom (sorry walkers). JUST FOR THE PURE SPEED YOU CAN RAIL THE CORNERS. But dont hit anyone. Great day out.

Customer Service

Take the fireroad up the left-side of the walkers path to the carpark at the top and start the descent, past the loch and take the right hairpin to make your way down to the visitors centre just to get you smiling. Then, back up to the hairpin, but this time take a left up the singletrack. Follow this to the end and take a left down the fireroad and look for an unmarked path leading left into the forest. (look hard or you'll miss it) and the its pure sweet dreams all the way. Steep, rooty drops and thin twisty track make this superb.

Similar Products Used: West Highland Way, Mabie forest(try it), Some parts of The Southern Upland Way(for the day hikers) and try our website www.hardtail.20m.com We should be putting some trailreviews in there shortly
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Glenn   [Jul 14, 2002]

take the fire road upthe hill from behind the house in car park keep climbing past the monument keep going keep to to the right all the way up as the trail levels of at top look for a trail unmarked on the right narrow single track all the way base of hill 1.5 miles to visitors centre on road is ace twisty muddy fast testing its got it all the rider from ayr who reveiwed this place must have had stabilizers on his raleigh chopper to dis this place its great natural single track

Customer Service

park in visitors centre car park and choose your route
they go all over the place.This whole area is riddled with killer single track

Similar Products Used: Dubin,southern upland way to portpatrick,sigle trackin in stair estates theres loads see www.hardtail.20m.com
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