Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre

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Grin Factor
Level of fun had, or to be had
Trail Variety
Variety of specific trail or overall trail centre. Mix of obstacles, berms, jumps, drops, shore etc.
Skills Development
Did it develop or push your skills and leave you with more to come back and learn
Trail Quality
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Been around a while and changes are coming. Volunteer Trailfairies keep the trails in good nick. Add snow and frost and the trails have another level of fun added.

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Good Points
So many options from green, blue, red, black and skills sections. You can mix and match the trails to get the most from your visit. I warm up on green as it is flowing and gets more technical towards the end so you can shake down and make sure your bike is set up before the more technical trails. A black section climb, red and fast blues back down. Local low cost accommodation and town nearby with shops and amenities. 30 mins from Edinburgh. Good to see skills courses from various providers getting more folk enjoying heir bikes.
Bad Points
Near Edinburgh so gets busy on a saturday morning, occasional queues at the popular red and blues.
Would you recommend?
Yes
PD
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I could have spent a week there
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
3.5
I only rode the blue and the free ride area, both are brilliant

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Good Points
Free ride area, good descents, parking, camping, cafe
Would you recommend?
Yes
AH
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Glentress
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
If you need a ride Glenntress almost always delivers no matter the weather!

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Good Points
Everything is easy to access. Great for rainy days, bike wash is great. I like the food and the feeling of the cafe.
Bad Points
I wish the cafe had views of the area. Big windows, no view. Big mistake when they built that building. More black level natural trails.
Would you recommend?
Yes
DL
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Fun
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
You go up, you come down smiling. Simple as that. Good facilities and the cafe is very nice. Wasn't busy at all when we went on weekday end of april.

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Good Points
Fun downhill.
Great facilities
Bad Points
Lots of uphill.
Lacks a bit of xc
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Mechanics in bike hire shop
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
I just want to say me and three mates drove up from Manchester for the weekend had a top ride till my back brake died on me ? l called in the bike hire shop and thanks to a TOP Mechanic called ANDY who fitted and Loaned me a spare brake lever for FREE my weekend was not ruined. What a brilliant guy ? lf anybody gets a chance go and say hello ??

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Good Points
The weather was superb for the last weekend in September, did the black route - very good ?
Bad Points
My back brake !
Would you recommend?
Yes
R
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Insane in the 7Stanes
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5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
I'm only 45 minutes from Glentress so it's my back garden if you like.

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Good Points
Glentress and Innerleithen is where I ride .It's all good at Glentress trails for skill levels and young and old you just have to get out there day or even at night which is sheer magic . There are wigwams you can book at Glentress sorry don't know the price.
£5 you can park all day in any of the three car parks . at Alpine bikes you can hire full suspension or hard tail and they will have all your mtb needs .bike wash,toilets and showers facilities available take £10 in £1 coins with you that will be enough . then once your all cleaned up there is the Peel cafe for some great food the rest is up to you if you do go have a great time.
Also be prepared for some aches and pains especially around the face area because you will be smiling from the start to the very end of your day at Glentress .
Almost forgot about GoApe where you can get up in the trees.
Bad Points
None.
Would you recommend?
Yes
JA
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Greatest of the Stanes
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Great place, first of the stanes u visited and always come back to it!

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Good Points
Great routes, especially the red. Long enough to be difficult, short enough not to nacker those who aren't exactly athletes. Excellent cafe too for a post-ride munch!
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
C
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"Lovely stuff" Shakin Stevens
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Good trails. Plenty to explore and enjoy for all ages and abilities

User Review

Good Points
Great to learn how to ride. Fun and safe. Great facilities. Even after years of riding harder /different stuff i came back recently and had great fun.
Bad Points
Too many people now.
A bit clinical and predictable (although this was a plus point when I was learning how to jump/drop/berm etc)
Would you recommend?
Yes
A
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Glentress........Ah've been & it's awfy guid :)
(Updated: August 24, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Great place for a day out with friends.Grades for all abilities & have spoke to people from all over the UK who have travelled to sample them.

User Review

Good Points
It's right guid so it is :)
Bad Points
It's no bad :)
£5 for parking isn't cheap but I guess they gotta make their money somehow. (hopefully they are saving up for a gondola :)
Would you recommend?
Yes
D
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Very good trails amazing views good jump/skills park. Very helpful bike shop and machnics 
EE
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