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Scotland Mountain Biking Guide

Southern & Central

Southern Central Scotland MTB

Discover the fantastic and extensive network of natural riding on paths and tracks.

Twenty One mountain biking routes - see map for locations below.

Difficult' or 'technical' sections are indicated throughout

Routes are accompanied by full 1:50,000 scale OS mapping

Includes information on the region's Mountain Biking trail centres

Southern and Central Scotland is renowned for its superlative MTB trail centres, but the region's rolling hill country is also traversed by an extensive network of tracks, paths, forest roads and other trails providing endless possibilities for 'free range' mountain biking beyond the dedicated trail centres.

See below for route details

Book Details:
Written by Peter Edwards
208 pages. Book Size 12cm x 17.5cm.
ISBN 9781852847470
Published June 2016

Great Value


RRP £15.95

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The Mountain Biking Routes

Map showing the approximate recommended starting points for each route as indicated in the book.
Click on a marker for route information.

The book is organized into three sections, South West Scotland, South East Scotland, Central Scotland

South West

Route 01. Durisdeer, Daer Reservoir and Wedder Law

MTB Photo3

Distance 32km. Grade Hard.

Route 02. Lowther Hills Loop

Distance 36km. Grade Hard.

Route 03. Shinnel Water and Scaur Water Loop

Distance 51km. Grade Medium

Route 04. Carrick Forest Four Locks Loop

Distance 31.5km. Grade Moderate/Hard

Route 05. Glentrool and the Galloway Hills

Distance 46km. Grade Moderate/Hard

Route 06. Windy Standard Loop

Distance 48km. Grade Hard


South East

Route 07. Belford to Cocklawfoot

Distance 22km. Grade Hard/Very Hard

Route 08. Kirk Yetholm and the Pennine Way

Distance 24km. Medium/Hard

MTB Photo1

Route 09. Minch Moor and the Brethren

Distance 136km. Hard/Very Hard

Route 10. Stake Law and the Gipsy Glen

Distance 22.5km. Grade Medium/Hard.

Route 11. The Tweedsmuir Hills

Distance 42km. Grade Hard/Very Hard.

Route 12. The Lammermuir Hills: Longformacus and the Wedder Lairs Loop

Distance 36km. Grade Medium/Hard

Route 13. Gifford and the Hope Hills

Distance 27.5km. Grade Medium/Hard.
Extension option adds 4km of Hard/Very Hard grade.

Route 14. Pentland Hills : a rollercoaster route around the reservoir.

Distance 18km. Grade Medium.



Route 15. Misty Law

Distance 20km. Grade Medium.

Route 16. Greenock Cut

Distance 17km. Grade Medium.

MTB Photo2

Route 17. Kilpatrick Hills Loop

Distance 16.5km. Medium.

Route 18. The Campsie Fells : Dumgoyne and Earl's Seat

Distance 19km. Grade Very Hard.

Route 19. Mugdoch Country Park Loop

Distance 19km. Grade Medium.

Route 20. Carbeth - Cameron Muir Loop

Distance 36km. Grade Medium.

Route 21. Glasgow Waterways Loop

Distance 54km. Grade Medium.

7Stanes Trail Centres

Information on the trails, facilities and how to get there

Ae Forest








Other Trail Centres

Information on the trails, facilities and how to get there

Drumlanrig Castle

Whitelee Wind Farm

Cathkin Braes

Carron Valley

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