A challenging gravel ride which climbs up over Dunslair Heights from Glentress MTB centre and then drops down into the Leithen Water valley before a final ascent to the flat plateau of Bowbeat Hill – home to one of Scotland’s many wind farms
We like… Good forest roads make this an all-year round route. Amazing views over to Edinburgh and across to Fife.
Watch out for… the plateau of Bowbeat Hill is exposed and remote –self-sufficiency is required. With 1200m of ascent this is a route for those who enjoy a good climb or two!
Wind damage trees across one track can be avoided by walking around them a short distance to the left , you will join the forest road and turn left back on route (See map). At your own risk.
- Distance: 40km
- Elevation gain: 1200m
- Technical rating: Blue
- Fitness rating: 4/5
- Terrain: Forest road, public highway, TVRP, short section of rough forest track.