Review by: foofightersfan on 12 August 2011
Brilliant first time trail
For someone who has dreamt of riding trails for a very very long time and not having a real chance of doing so this trail most certainly put a smile on my face there is a slight climb and some small single tracks to warm you up. After that the downhill section is epic the berms are very well looked after and are well put together so that you flow from one to the next in all it took around 1 hour to do the trail although with the sun shining you could probably do it in under that before I head back to manchester i will definitly be doing that trail again. all in all a brill trail wouldnt recommend for riders looking for something more.
Review by: no left turn on 31 August 2009
Excellent entry level trail
The blue trail is mix of fire road and singletrack climbs until the rather beautiful Loch Trool comes into view and it's all downhill from there. The singletrack is relatively wide and free of roots or rocks. Technical features are thin on the ground but there are berms and small jumps, which makes this a great place for novices to try their hand at somemthing new. The final descent through the forest is great fun and flows nicely, but it wont be enough of a challenge for experienced riders.
Glentrool has a large carpark, loos and a cafe (which sells fabulous haggis toasties), however there are no bike wash or showers on site.
To round up, the route is great for beginners, the scenery is beautiful and there's a good chance you will have the place to yourself. However, if you want some hardcore XC/DH you'd be best to go elsewhere.