Drumlanrig, red route

Drumlanrig's red route is quite a short, twisty, flat, rooty natural old school type of track. Technically, we found this very easy, however we did it in dry weather. In the wet I'd imagine the trail would be quite a slippery challenge due to all the roots. It’s very flat with no fun descents to be had. Overall my experience was pretty bleak. We also played around in the skills area, which is pretty much balance logs stuck in a field full of sheep. Afterwards our tires and frames were covered in extremely sticky sheep shecht which took a great deal of time and effort to remove. We had to pay a pound for a map, which we didn’t need and were charged 4 pounds a head to park the car in the Drumlanrig Castle car park.

And the good points..... Drumlanrig has a bike museum which has all kinds of bikes and accessories dating waaaay back. The scenery around the trail is nice, looking over the river Nith – where it’s still nice and clean.

Rating 3/10


Some bikes in the Museum