Tarland Trails

“I remember when…. the Tarland Mountain Biking Trails opened”

The official opening of the Tarland Trails for mountain bikers in Drummy Woods took place on 12 September, 2015. This project was a Tarland Development Group project supported by a number of sponsors and spearheaded by local : Chris Redmond.

The project has provided three mountain biking trails of varying difficulties – Moderate, Difficult and Extreme, together with a pump track and skills area.

The trails have been designed for a wide range of users, from novice to experienced and competent riders, balance bikes, mountain bikes and jump bikes.

The tracks share the wood with hut circles and walking trails, and Chris worked closely with the surveying archaeologists to ensure that key archaeology was protected and preserved during the construction of the paths. The paths attracted bikers into Tarland and proved very popular with local cyclists.

Noticeboard and map
Cyclists line up for the opening ceremony
Cyclists line up for the opening

On the 17th of April 2023 a new series of mountain bike trails opened on Pitenderich hill. This is  a much larger area with extensive tracks of advanced difficulty. The trails are very popular and have attracted a large number of mountian bikers into the area.

Tarland now has three biking features. The Drummy Woods, Pitenderich and the Tarland Trail which links Tarland with the Deeside Way at Aboyne.