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Great to see Scotland more than hold it’s own in this thread over at STW:

What are your top 3 trail centres? « Singletrack Forum.

Wales also deservedly well represented, but they’ve got nothing on ours ;)

For what it’s worth, mine would be:

1) Innerleithen

2) Golspie (No, Laggan. No, Balblair. No,  No, Golspie!)

3) No top 3 would be complete without the mighty Glentress.

Actually, nailing it down to a top 3 is really tricky, as you can see from the debating around point 2! Feel bad leaving out Ae given the immense Omega Man descent, especially when you ride the Shredder first.

Mabie also offers a great day out in terms of just enjoyable, no pressure riding – challenging at times, but nothing like the sketchier black stuff at Laggan and Golspie.

Kirroughtree is also a beautiful loop and one of the most flowing man made trails I’ve ever ridden, if not the most. I can’t forget Drumlanrig either – so natural feeling, super rooty at times and you also have the beautiful castle to look at (hint: Spring is an excellent time to visit with all the lambs jumping about in the fields in the approach to the castle).

It all depends what you want to do I suppose. Trying to decide a “best” is a bit pointless actually. They’re all great, it just depends what you feel like.

Sweet Mary I want to get out and ride now!

Disclaimer: I’m still to ride the XC trails at Nevis Range and also need to hit Learnie Red Rock so can’t count them, but they do look great. Plenty more I haven’t mentioned too…

Richard Kelly

Richard enjoys mountain biking, and getting out into Scotland's great outdoors.

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