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Several access points between Echt, Torphins and Banchory

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Several hills around the Hill of Fare including Greymore, Meikle Tap, Brown Hill and Craigrath linked with several forest tracks and some singletrack paths.

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Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Fare Figure 89.85602 Very Hard Hard

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Did this route yesterday, and absolutely loved it! Top marks to the people who put these descents together. They flow fantastically and at the same time are super techie in places. This is a techni... read whole comment...
wayne gave this trail 5 stars about 6 years ago

Fare Figure 8

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Length: 9.8 Miles
Ascent: 560 m
Time: 2 hrs
Tech Grade: Very Hard
Fitness Grade: Hard
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The route starts from the small layby south of Echt and takes advantage of the relativly good landrover tracks for the majority of the climbing. From the start on the B977 head West into the woods before popping out of the trees and to point 1, a crossroads where you take a left and start the long climb towards the SW. Follow this main track up until alongside Graymore hill and continue past to just before the highest part on the landy track, turn Right just before the tree at point 2 on a small cutting in the heather, this is hard to spot, one of the pics shows the location. Head at roughly 90 degrees to the landy track and then at point 3 follow the dry stane dyke to the top of Greymore, use the cuttings in the heather as mich as possible to make things easier.

At the top of Greymore junp through the gap in the wall and follow the cutting in the heather down the south side of the hill, through some ferns, a bog, across the flats marked out eith logs and down the track to the landy track. At point 4, turn Right up the landy track until the next crest at point 5 and look out for the track to the left which is hard to spot and has several large rock features. This eases out into the forest and spits you out after several berms and jumps to the lower landy track and turn Right at point 6 to head back round to the crossroads at 7 where this time you turn Right and back up the hill. You could finnish the ride here.

At point 8 the first proper Left turn off, head towards Meikle Tap with the mast on the landy track. At the tower follow the singletrack East back down towards the forest avoiding the boulders, bog and large gullies, this part is hard going but great fun if you can keep it going, especially the last section before the trees.

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