Newcastleton's Red Trail provides fast, narrow singletrack, bridge crossings and boardwalks. The route finishes by taking in the Caddrouns Blue Route, making the overall distance 16km and squeezing in even more tasty singletrack!
The 13 km red trail is more downhill than up, more singletrack than fireroad, and is packed with plenty of features that’ll have you grinning from ear to ear.
The trailbuilders have used their imagination to make this route appeal to all sorts of riders. Both youngsters and older experienced riders will have a ball on this trail - simply choose how fast or slow you want to go.
Find the Hidden Valley and swoop through its berms, then up and down the small woodland valleys - watch out for the log crossings! Follow the burn and climb up fireroad along the bogs and look out for stepping stones down to a 7stanes first - a laminate bridge.
The trail now races over more deep bogs and after a tree-lined climb you come face to face with Dead Man's Quarry. On the way back you've got loads of fast singletrack to blast and a short 2x2 section to try and burn off anyone on your tail. Try it again and beat your time.
|Sat Nav:||TD9 0QD|
|Grid Ref:||NY 482876|
Newcastleton lies on the B6357 in the Scottish Borders, less than 5km from the border between Scotland and England. The trail head is at Dykecroft visitor centre, just over 2km from Newcastleton.
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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