Mountain biking in Glentress offers brilliant facilities and the trails, from green through to black, are genuine mountain biking trails with no forest road bimbles! Located in the Tweed Valley, it has the reputation of being one of, if not the, best trail centres in the UK.
Kicking off is is the skills area that has green, blue and red loops with features that are representative of what you’re likely to find on the trails for real. A great way to make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. You can start the green trail from either the Buzzards Nest car-park (4.5km) or from Glentress Peel (3.5km), either way it’s completely different from most green trails and, although never steep or technical, it twists and turns and genuinely feels like mountain biking.
There’s 16km of blue graded trails equally spread between and upper and lower loop. It’s a definite step up from the green and is fast and flowing. Onto the 18km red and, with 65% singletrack, it has everything a red trail should: tough climbs, fast descents, jumps, berms, elevated timber, roots and rocks. Cross-country riding at its very best.
The 29km black packs in 75% singletrack and is a genuine epic. With infamous sections such as Deliverance, The Bitch and Britney Spears, it’s just one technical challenge after another. Finally, for those who like to jump, mountain biking in Glentress offers a Freeride Park with a range of jumps, drops and north shore features!
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