The Ironhash mountain bike trail provides an easy ride deep into the heart of the forest, mainly on forest roads and is ideal for getting a flavour of what mountain biking can offer.
Like the all the other routes at Dalbeattie, the route starts out through the skills area on wide, easy singletrack before joining the forest road to ride out through Richorn Plantation.
A short uphill stretch leads to a traverse around Cloak Hill before the trail climbs again to circle the open marshland of the 'Dry Lock'. If you're lucky, you'll get a good view of riders descending Dalbeattie’s famous 'Slab'. This marks the far point of the ride and, as you enjoy the views, it’s mostly downhill, retracing the route back to the trail head.
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Dalbeattie lies between Dumfries and Castle Douglas at the junction of the A711 and the A710. The trail head is just over a kilometre south of Dalbeattie, at Richorn.
Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.
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