Newcastleton Overview

Close to the Scotland-England border, Newcastleton has trails for all levels.

There is plenty of fun to be had here on routes shorter than at most of the other 7stanes.

The Trails

The Skills Area features blue and red-graded loops helping you decide what level of trail is right for you and is a great wee blast whatever you're riding.

The Caddrouns

A blue-graded trail with 50% was built for less experienced riders and is a fun introduction to real mountain biking.

Linns Trail

Is slightly longer, it features a scenic route sticking to forest roads.

The Red Route

Offers a fantastic ride for more experienced riders with fast, narrow singletrack clinging to the valley side. The route hooks up with the Caddrouns blue route and includes the brilliant Pouter Lampert section of single track.

The Trails understanding trail grades

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Facilities

Catering

No cafe facilities at Dykecroft trailhead, though excellent café facilities available in Newcastleton village. 

Nearby Newcastleton has a choice of hotels, shops and cafés to cater for you before or after your ride.

Parking

Car parking is available in the village at Douglas Square or at Dykecroft Visitor Centre by the trail head. Parking is free.

Toilets

There are toilet and changing facilities on site at Dykecroft Visitor Centre. There are also free shower and toilet facilities in Newcastleton village, open from 7am - 6pm. They are located just a stone's throw from Douglas Square on Langholm Street, next to the Fire Station.

Bike Hire

Bikes are available from Rock UK at Whithaugh Park, which is roughly 3km from the trail head. For details telephone 013873 75394 or email: whithaugh@rockuk.org. Website at: www.rockuk.org

Trail Conditions

Current at 24th July 2014

Trails: All open.

Douglas square in the centre of Newcastleton village is now the start/finish point for all the 7stanes mtb trails (Dykecroft trailhead now closed). 

All mtb routes (Blue and Red) now head from the village across a new bridge over the Liddel Water and climb up through Rock UK’s Outdoor Centre (2 way) then up a new mellow singletrack climb and forest roads to link into the existing trail network.  The return back to the village trailhead includes a super fun new singletrack descent.  Blue Route is now 9.7km, Red Route is now 23.7km. 

Updated trail maps/guides and web/onsite info coming soon. 
The Skills Area is accessed off the Red MTB Route at post 4.
The Purple ‘Linns’ Route (all forest road based) is now closed. 

Conditions: Good.

Diversions: None.

More Info: Contact Alan, the ranger, on 07870 595735.

 

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