A challenging ride for experienced bikers along a section of the Southern Upland Way running southwest of Innerleithen. Some tough climbing over the lower slopes of Dunrig before an absolutely brilliant descent into the Manor Valley. Remote and wild –this memory-making route will leave you tired but with a huge smile on your face!
We like… The section over the Southern Upland Way and across to Glenrathope has a remote and wild feel to it. The descent into the Manor Valley is truly fantastic with spectacular scenery. BVT have affectionately named it the “Secret Valley”.
Watch out for… This route is extremely remote in places so be appropriately equipped for all weather conditions. A challenging climb up the SW side of Dun Rig before the descent into the Manor Valley is 2.5 km long and has an average grade of 10% with 15% sections!
- Distance: 45km
- Elevation gain: 1097m
- Fitness rating: 4/5
- Technical rating: Red
- Terrain: Remote route that traverses one of the highest hills in the area. Tweed Valley Railway Path, public highway, Southern Upland Way, unsurfaced drove road, twin track, singletrack, forest road. Approx 20km off road, 20km on tarmac .