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Moray monster and Glenlivet trails....,

altern_8altern_8 Posts: 1,562
edited August 2014 in Routes
Heading up in just over a weeks time and looking at fitting in both trails,any tips on the trails/where to park/drop off the other half to keep her occupied and eat.

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  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Moray monster, do some research first. I believe there's 3 different sets of trails, each away from the rest, so look out where you want to ride first.

    Glenlivet, I rode it the day after it opened. Red is long, very exposed in places, and the whole trail is a long way from any rescue if things go wrong. I know most people take spare tubes or whatever, but if you ever leave those things out, take them to Glenlivet.

    If you are doing the red, you'll have the climb up along the ridge to the start of the Glenlivet Descent. Keep going up the fireroad. About another 50 meters is the big viewpoint that'll let you see a lot of scenery, and makes you wonder why they didn't take the trail up to it for the view.

    If it's wet, the upper trails will be very cold. Don't worry about grip on rocky sections, it all has a ton of grip.

    And just in case it's of any use, my site should have the full GPS track for glenlivet, as well as videos for all the sections of trail.

    http://trail-dog.co.uk/tcglenlivet.php
    Check out my site - http://www.trail-dog.co.uk
    It's good for you.
  • altern_8altern_8 Posts: 1,562
    Cheers for the info,by the looks of the weather next week ill only be doing Glenlivet due to it having a cafe for the other half to keep dry in.
  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Moray Monster is right next door to Fochabers though, so there should be plenty of things to do for people not on the bike.
    Check out my site - http://www.trail-dog.co.uk
    It's good for you.
  • altern_8altern_8 Posts: 1,562
    Fochabers has shops as well tho which gives the other half more excuses to spend my money :lol:
  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Oh, top tip. If you're going to Glenlivet, take cash.

    It's a bit of a pain to get to, and is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. And you have to make sure you get the right one. Glenlivet Estate has a bunch of trails, but the Glenlivet MTB trails are in a different place, just north of Tomintoul.

    But because they're pretty remote, they may not have card facilities. I can't remember if they do have a card machine, but when I went there it wasn't available. Dunno if that means they don't have a machine, or it wasn't connected that weekend...
    Check out my site - http://www.trail-dog.co.uk
    It's good for you.
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