Review Detail

Scotland 13455
roots
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
if you like riding roots then you will enjoy drumlanrig.

we arrived down an impressive entrance to be greeted by drumlanrig castle. very impressive looking building and would have enjoyed a look around it if it wasnt for the trail here. we paid the very expensive admission fee (£6 per person) for entry to the grounds and facilities, there are free showers and bike wash included in that but still seems a little steep.

once we had kitted up we headed out to follow the red route (old school) and was impressed from the start, the trails here are thin and natural, not man built like you would get at glentress for example. after a short fire road through beautiful grounds we reached the first singletrack section, a fun sweepy run over roots, not to challenging and a nice intro to the trails.
after a little more fire road we hit another rooty section and realised that there was certainly a recurring theme here! the further you went the more technical and fun it got and the bigger the smiles got.
we shortly arrived at the bail out option which we took as low on time (6 hour drive home ahead of us) the bail out carries on with the fun and then links up with some fun black route to the finish with a large (avoidable) drop off in front of the castle.

i will definitely be coming back here to ride the full red route.

User Review

Good Points
technical and rooty
black route options
fun and fast
well looked after
castle and beautiful grounds
Bad Points
roots might be slightly challenging for newer/less experienced riders.
£6 entry per person is steep but can kinda see why.
Would you recommend?
Yes
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