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Kirroughtree forest

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No. of Reviews: 6

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Latitude
54.95238569063361
Longitude
-4.5263671875
Trail Directions
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Dumfries
   


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Review Date
September 29, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: stuntmonkey ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ae forest-big climbs, big descents, big finish!!!



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Review Date
April 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: shoogly ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
July 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Glenn , from Stoneykirk

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dubin,southern upland way to portpatrick,sigle trackin in stair estates theres loads see www.hardtail.20m.com



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Review Date
June 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Colin , from Stranraer

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
June 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Brian , from Stranraer

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glentrool,Glenapp.The Stranraer area has some good runs too.........again you need some local advice.



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