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Car Park
Bike Shop
Bike Hire
Bike Wash
Drumlanrig Castle is situated just off the A76, 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Sanquhar train station is within easy riding distance.

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The trails at Drumlanrig Castle are more natural than the average trail centre material and include a green, a blue and a red graded loop with an 8km optional black graded diversion.

Rik's Bike Shed offers an on-site bike shop, bike hire and provision of trail maps. Facilites beyond those listed above include a craft shop, a cycle museum (well worth a visit), an adventure playground, walks on the estate and castle tours.

Trails at Drumlanrig Estate


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
The Old School & Magic 810.64501.5 Hard Moderate

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stoneymtb gave this trail 4 stars about 7 years ago
Love Drumlanrig red route with or without the black sections. One of my favourite places to ride on a dry day, but not so keen on the trails here when it's been wet.
cat89 gave this trail 4 stars about 8 years ago

The Old School & Magic 8

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Length: 10.6 Miles
Ascent: 450 m
Time: 1.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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The Old School and Magic 8 are the red and black routes respectively. As there is no significant elevation on the estate, there are no major climbs. However, the twisty rooty character of the singletrack here means this is not just a pootle round the woods so some degree of fitness helps! As there is little in the way of hardcore-paved trail here, this route can become muddy and slippy after heavy rain.

The route is well signposted and maps are available from Rik's. Simply follow the trail markers.

Where the black first forks off from the red (tag 1), you have the option of missing out the main part of the black - if you continue along the red, the two converge again after a few hundred metres of red trail and a few km of black (tag 2).

The trails split again towards the end (tag 3), providing another option of taking either the red of black option back to the castle.

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