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Mabie Forest Red Route

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

A long trail comprising of many different routes ranging from gentle cross-country, to full scale downhill with drop-offsetc.
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Latitude
55.023299012159136
Longitude
-3.643770217895508
Trail Directions
ehhm? Can't really Remember, you have to go along a road, I know that much.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Dumfries
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bubman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
Red



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Review Date
April 22, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: robwilkins ,  Cross Country Rider

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

Recommended Route:
Just follow the markers!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dalbeatie



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Review Date
September 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: johnd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Red Route

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
September 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Shaundude ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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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Review Date
January 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Stephen Hamilton , from Ayrshire

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Red route 11 miles of single track heaven.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
New red route (not yet completed) at dalbeattie forest, and excellent trails at glentress peebles.



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