Dalbeattie Mountain Bike Trails

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Awesome
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
A long and tough red trail that gives a lot of reasons to smile. Exciting and tricky descent push parts of this red trail close to black grade and there are certainly some very uncompromising optional black features here that I tend to look on in awe however I have ridden a few of the smaller black features which are great for pushing your confidence levels. In places the trails can be eroded quite badly while normally this just adds to the thrill in places it means that the trail is substantially harder going than when compared to Glentress red for example. The blue route is great for a beginner but while the step up from blue to red at Dalbeattie is quite sharp when aged 15 or so, still at a relatively beginner stage I was already looking to try at least bits of the red finding the blue a bit uninspiring. I highly recommend the Red route and there is also plenty of accommodation available nearby.

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Good Points
Fantastic skills and taster loops with some big features
Great lengthy trail packed with features
Bad Points
Literally no onsite facilties
Would you recommend?
Yes
LG
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Heart Stane Trails
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Second visit to the trails. Introduced my 8 year old son to the red. More biking than pushing this time and he challenged himself to ride more of the harder rock sections.

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Good Points
Taster loop and skills bits
Toilets/good for changing
Bike wash...just a tap but great.
Rocky technical challenge
Cafe, next to car park
Lots of options to lengthen or shorten the ride.
Board walk uphill sections.
Bad Points
Skills area a bit cut up.
Odd opening times of cafe.
Would you recommend?
Yes
The Heart Stane
Blue slab
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Rocks & Rain
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Rode here while on holiday in the pouring rain. Enjoyed it but missed out the steeper blacker sections like the slab as it was evening, I was on my own & grip was minimal. The trail was a good challenge and some of the steeper rocky drops with multiple lines were good. Few to many km spent going up & down on fire road but it did not spoil it. Liked the skinnies towards the end e.g the one on shakey Jakey. Will definitely come back in the dry with friends and ride it all

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Good Points
Challenging rocky sections & a great skills trail for beginers to advanced riders
Bad Points
Drying my MTB shoes - In the rain it was like riding down a stream bed.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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First trip to the stanes
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
2.5
We had an amazing time staying I the area and being able to ride to the trails from our campsite (glamping) and the local pubs we went to were brilliant for food in the evenings.

This was a great place to go ride and stay, first of the Severn done now and we will be back for more.

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Good Points
Amazing location, we stopped here on the way back down south. The whole area is stunning and agreed place to visit.

The trails are easy to find and offer something for everyone.

The climbing is pretty easy and mainly fire roads

Bad Points
The blue is short and easy, there was a big step up to the red for my girlfriend compared to the riding in fort William.

There is more riding on fire roads than you would expect.

The cafe in the car park was always closed.

Would you recommend?
Yes
G
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Dalbeattie
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Love this trail great for skill improvement.

User Review

Good Points
Good variety of trail, track, boards and rock faces.
Bad Points
No bike wash (that I have found)
Would you recommend?
Yes
DG
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All round fun
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
3.0

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Good Points
The blue is a great trail for beginners
The Red is a really great technical trail which will really progress your riding!
The Hardrock challenge which happens every October is a highlight
Bad Points
The facilities are almost nonexistent but don't let that put you off!
Although they do now have toilets and a hose for washing bikes!
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Dalbeattie 7 Stanes
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
2.0
Absolutely really recommended

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Good Points
Fantastic trail, as challenging as you want it to be. The smell of the pine forest is to die for.
Bad Points
Could do with a cafe
Would you recommend?
Yes
SW
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Dalbeattie Hard as nails
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
Make sure you and your bike are in tip top shape.

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Good Points
If you think you are confident heading out on the toughest red and black routes that the Welsh and English trail centres can throw at you don't get too complacent.
The 25km of Hardrock red route at Dalbeattie takes things to another level. Sure you get recovery time with regular fire-road sections between the rough stuff but this is technical riding and you have to be at your best.
It's unforgiving it will beat you up...think I'm exaggerating....well take a look on You Tube at some of the epic offs on the SLAB, the QUALIFIER, TERRIBLE TWINS. However when you stitch a few sections together and come out the other side you know this is the real deal and that you were on it.
Although there are the sadists who ride hardtail or rigids, suggest best on a medium travel FS.

If you go enjoy and revel in the knowledge you've ridden and survived one of the toughest!
Bad Points
Facilities are a bit limited..some toilets and an independent cafe which isn't always open. Managed to get a trail guide and some spare tubes at bike hire place 300mtr down road from trialhead.
Would you recommend?
Yes
PJ
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Dalbeattie.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Give it a go.Some great trails here.

User Review

Good Points
Has a little of everything,a great place for developing skills and confidence.If you master the Red here you will be OK at any of the other 7Stanes Red routes.Has toilets,bike wash and a cafe right next door( not sure of opening times)
Bad Points
Lack of elevation for more experienced riders.
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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dont bottle the slab
(Updated: April 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.0
i rode here about a year ago and very much enjoyed ourselves, there is quite a bit of fire road but i think the quality of the singletrack sections certainly make up for it, the slab is scary as f**k when on top of it looking down! (i bottled it and went round which i regret)

User Review

Good Points
good, technical, has black options
Bad Points
a fair bit of fire road
facilities not great
Would you recommend?
Yes
B
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