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No. of Trails: 4
Facilities:
Car Park
Toilets
Bike Shop
Cafe
Location:-
Park in the ferry terminal carpark in Ardrossan or take the train to Ardrossan harbour, and get the ferry over to Brodick.

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Description:-
The harbour town of Brodick on the Isle of Arran has many facilities: carparks, toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants, a bike shop and plenty of accommodation.

In terms of the mountain biking on offer, many routes are possible from Brodick itself ranging from short, beginner-friendly loops in the woods to longer and more challenging day rides.


Trails at Brodick

Summary


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Glenashdale Falls & back23.49645 Moderate Moderate
Clauchlands Loop11.54412.5 Moderate Moderate
Goat fell11.811026 Hard Hard
goat fell from sannox18.221908 Hard Very Hard

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Shame the hillsides are looking a bit scarred from recent felling, but this ride remains a great day out nonetheless.
cat89 gave this trail 4 stars about 8 years ago

Glenashdale Falls & back


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Length: 23.4 Miles
Ascent: 964 m
Time: 5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Description:-
This classic route takes in the delightful Fairy Glen, Glenashdale Falls, an Iron Age fort, the "Gaints' Graves" and returns to Brodick via Glen Dubh and Glen Ormidale. There are plenty of cafe-stop options in Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay.

The route:

From the ferry terminal, turn right onto the main road, then left onto Alma Road (tag1) at the Co-op. Follow this road up the hill, then across the top of Brodick before turning left up Mayish at the Glenartney Hotel (tag 2).

Follow this track up the hill, then through the gate onto singlatrack which will lead you through the Fairy Glen then up to a small carpark and viewpoint (tag 3). From here, take the path to the right to the Cnoc Na Dial carpark, then bear right, up the forest road, through the FC gate, then left at the fork.

Continue for approx 1km to the point where the fire road begins to bend right and looks relatively new. Here, look out for a singletrack descent running along the edge of the woodland (tag 4).

Where this muddy descent meets the road, continue on down the road, then turn right at the bottom (tag 5), heading along to and through Glenkiln Farm. Then turn right again at the next T-junction (tag 6) and left up the fireroad at Dyemill.

Follow this fire road for a few km until you reach a junction above Whiting Bay. Here, take the first turning to the left (tag 10) and then bear right down a path into the woods a few hundred metres after the left-hand bend. This will take you to a pcinic bench with a view of Glenashdale Falls and then over to the falls themselves, passing an Iron Age fort (tag 7) en-route.

After crossing at Glenashdale Falls (tag 8), follow the fun singletrack descent down towards Whiting Bay, turning off just short of the village onto the path to the right signposted to the Giants' Graves. This path is just before a barrier across the track so is easy to spot.

Climb up this trail, past the Giants' Graves (tag 9) and back up onto the fireroad, which will lead you back to the junction above Glenashdale Fals where you turned off (tag 10).

Continue to follow the fireroad used on the outward leg until you reach a clearing after a few km (tag 11). At this point, follow the path to the right into the woods and follow this until, after passing through a felled area nad a building, the path leadsback towards the main fire road.

Turn right ontot he fire road, then almost immediately turn off again to the path to your left (tag 12) which will bring you out at the Dyemill turn-off.

From here, follow the road into and through Lamlash, then bear off onto the path that leads up the hill running parallel to the road (tag 13). When this brings you back to the Cnoc Na Dial carpark, instead of heading down the Fairy Glen, continue up the hill on the fire road and follow it round as it traverses above Brodick Bay then descends towards Glen Dubh.

Cross the bridge here and follow the path on round to the ride, as it gently descends through the glen, through a field, past a farm and eventually leads you back onto tarmac and brings you out onto the main road through Brodick (tag 14).

Turning right along this road will take you back to the ferry terminal.

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Clauchlands Loop


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Length: 11.5 Miles
Ascent: 441 m
Time: 2.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Start with a steep climb out of Brodick on road, then track and finally singletrack to the old dun. Then undulate along the Clauchlands ridge with stunning views to the north. At the end of the singletrack you join a track which you follow left back to the dun. Proceed over the stile and then push up to the summit of the dun. Descend steeply by the cliff edge until you reach a field. Cross this field and drop down onto a track. This turns into a road and proceeds into Lamlash. In the centre of Lamlash turn right along the Brodick Road. Follow this until you reach a Forestry Commision car park. Join the path that runs out the north end. This takes you to another Forestry car park. Turn left and proceed down the singletrack which takes you down into Brodick.

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Goat fell


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Length: 11.8 Miles
Ascent: 1102 m
Time: 6 hrs
Tech Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Hard
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From Corrie follow the footpath sign towards the summit of Goat Fell. This climb is very tough in places and will require some hiking. From the peak, head east for 500m then take a right heading southwards. Following this path, it heads towards the Arran brewery. After maybe sampling a couple of their products, you can either take the quiet road north, returning to Corrie or you can take the forestry roads back.

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goat fell from sannox


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Length: 18.2 Miles
Ascent: 2190 m
Time: 8 hrs
Tech Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Very Hard
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The mountain biking on Arran is great for beginner and intermediate riders alike, and is possibly the best way to explore the island. On summer weekends you may encounter many walkers - be careful and... read whole comment...
cat89 commented about 8 years ago

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