Depends what kind of riding your after. The terrain in West Lothian is more suited to XC riding rather than steep gnarly stuff. On the Beecraigs perimeter you have Witchcraig above the Korean war memorial which has some steeper descents on the North and East Side. A few miles North West you have Wallaces cave and the Avon Valley Trail which leads…[Read more]
Hi Jonny. Occasionally have a peek on here to see if it’s getting any better but sadly I don’t see any improvement so far. I’m really sorry it’s going this way and I wish i or somebody else had a brainwave to get it back to what it was but personally (Only my opinion mind) I now think the website is mostly to blame… It’s just not as user…[Read more]
I can’t help noticing how quiet this site has become and just wondering if the final nail has been hammered into the coffin. I was talking to a few Trailscotland members up at Dunkeld and they said that they hated the new website and gave up on it due to it not being user friendly and having to fill in Catchpa’s etc.</p>
I personally think there…[Read more]
Park at the train station at Dunkeld … Go through the underpass and head up left following the river and stay on it climbing all the way up Birnam hill. Pink Floyd and Rake and ruin start from near the top. Easier than the trails at the mast across the road but the roots on Pink Floyd can be slippy. As above have a look at Trailforks for the…[Read more]
Hi. It’s been a few years since I done this so just going on memory. It’s a tough old day out especially after heavy rain so a week or so of dry weather beforehand would be a huge advantage. There is parking space at Lone next to the shed so start there. The track up the Abhainn an Loin is rather moist especially at the watershed so expect heavy…[Read more]
Vorlich, Lawers, Lomond…. The old tried and tested descents. Try Ben Ledi but watch for walkers lower down. Ben Chonzie, Creggan na Beinne, Schiehallion, Carn a Chlamain. All fairly easy- ish to start off with
WTB and SDG Bell Air saddles are comfy if you get them in the sweet spot. They do produce a hammock effect though so this might not suit you. The Specialized Henge is a much overlooked butt cusher but it does a great job without creaking or falling to bits at the merest hint of a crash….good price too. Fails for me Fisik Gobi and Charge Sco…[Read more]
There is a campsite with facilities at Beecraigs which is just a short uphill detour from the canal basin at Linlithgow. There are lots of nice camping opportunities at either side of the canal and lots of Bridges to cross over if needed to access them.
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