Mabie Forest Red Route - TRAIL

Mabie Forest Red Route - Trail, Dumfries, United Kingdom

A long trail comprising of many different routes ranging from gentle cross-country, to full scale downhill with drop-offsetc.

User Reviews (5)

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bubman   Cross Country Rider [Nov 16, 2012]

Wonderful and the first ride that had a section where I just laughed out loud at the end because it was just such great fun. The initial uphill sections are ok, with a fantastic view at the top over solway firth, then some more great paths/forest roads overlooking tarns/ dumfries - all on good single track with enough space to enjoy the view whilst demanding good concentration; then some hard uphill that i thought from the guide was going to be fun, but was actually quite hard before i realised it was just a prelude to the downhill section , which is JUST FABULOUS- i really did laugh out loud at the end- just full of curves, sweeps,jumps,rolls- i dont know all the technical terms, but at the end the 2 of us (aged in the 40`s and 50`s and used to doing Dalby Forest red route) roared with childish glee at a fantastic section; the rest of the route is also good, though the end section is a disappointing end mile to what is otherwise a not very technical, fairly demanding,
but absolutely great half day out- i would thoroughully recomend for families ready to try their first red route

Customer Service

Red

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3
wigan wheelie   Cross Country Rider [Sep 04, 2009]

The best of the trails ridden so far. The right balance of climbs, excellent down hill sections and technical rooty and rock secions. The trail has been alteired extensively since Rick's pioneering works all those years ago. Quite a hard slog of a climb, with the right mix of techy climbs but most of the climbs done early on.

The bike shed do excellent post ride scran, strongly recommend getting into the local cuisine and order a 'tatty scone and haggis roll' enough on it's own to bring you back!

Customer Service

Red! For the black sections you need to very good or very daft, but not as difficult as the local Dalbeattie trail.

Similar Products Used: Dalbeattie, but alot more technical and not as flowing as Mabie.
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5
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4
robwilkins   Cross Country Rider [Apr 22, 2004]

Good fun trail, with an excellent downhill section - big berms, jumps etc. Not very technical - plenty fast though.

Customer Service

Just follow the markers!

Similar Products Used: Dalbeatie
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4
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4
johnd   Weekend Warrior [Sep 18, 2003]

As part of the Seven Stanes projects the original route has been lengthened and upgraded.While the new parts take away some of the natural singletrack they add to the experience. Plenty of fast flowing downhill and uphill slogs with just enough technical frippery to keep it interesting. The "bad step" is probably the most technical part of track in the existing Seven Stane Routes (although it pales in comparison with Moab). Overall great track and well supported by Rik and Tally.

Customer Service

Red Route

Similar Products Used: Ask the locals for the more natural trails that have been bypassed by the new route (The pipeline and double drops are sweet)
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4
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3
Shaundude   Weekend Warrior [Sep 03, 2003]

This is a brilliant route, can't keep me and my gang away. You can read about Riks Red route, and submit to the Mabie Forum here http://www.sharpersweb.com/mabie

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5
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3
Stephen Hamilton   [Jan 31, 2003]

Rode this for the fiest time today, after a good review in MBUK magazine.
Starts at rik's bike shed. (Drop in and ask rik for a map {50 pence} great shop for spares etc)
Exellent route consisting of 95% singletrack including fast technically downhill sections millions of roots/rocky terrain jumps/drop offs there is a class demanding log jump and a steep rocky downhill with drop off.
I will definitely be back here again, more naturally terrained single track than that of glentress which in my opinion makes this win hands down.
If you like fast, flowing, twisty, single track with roots, rocky sections, some jumps and drop offs then this is mountain bike heaven.

Customer Service

Red route 11 miles of single track heaven.

Similar Products Used: New red route (not yet completed) at dalbeattie forest, and excellent trails at glentress peebles.
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