Tarland Trails

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

Bike entrance to the trails

Bike entrance to the trails

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.

Chris Redmond talking to a sponsor

Chris Redmond – Project Coordinator

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 have already attracted bikers into Tarland and proved very popular with local cyclists.

Cyclists line up for the opening ceremony

Cyclists line up for the opening

Tarland now has two biking features – the Tarland Trails and the Tarland Way (which runs from Tarland to link up with the Deeside Way at Aboyne).

The Trails information board

The Trails information board