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Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails

New mountain bike trails and a visitor centre set in the stunning Cairngorms National Park opened last weekend.

The £600,000 project included a £375,000 investment from The Crown Estate, with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Cairngorms National Park Authority and Moray Council.

The two mountain bike trails - Blue Graded 9km trail and Red Graded 22km loop – cover a combination of existing forest tracks and a newly built single track.

Local MSP Richard Lochhead joined The Crown Estate team and representatives from project partners for the opening.

Andrew Wells, Head of Countryside Management at The Crown Estate, hopes the growing popularity of mountain biking across the UK will see people of all ages and abilities take advantage of the Glenlivet facility.

He said: “These trails and visitor centre are set to prove popular with families, local residents and elite riders. Both trails provide a spectacular biking experience through some stunning scenery – we’re hopeful that people will come back to enjoy them again and again.

“The construction team, funding partners, the development trust – have all played a huge part in making this project happen through teamwork and collaboration.”

Dianne Dunlop and Steve Sacks, based in Tomintoul village, will manage the visitor centre – called the Coffee Still Cafe - which includes a cafe, information area and bike hire. 

 

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