Thousands of bikers are expected to visit Tarland Trails A £1.1million cash injection has created a new Aberdeenshire mountain biking hotspot expected to attract thousands of riders from around the world.
Tarland Trails Pittenderich boasts 18km of new trails with sweeping turns and jumps that will test even the most seasoned of riders.
The latest development follows the success of the phase one project at Tarland Trails – Drummy Woods, which has become hugely popular among cyclists in recent years.
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Funding from the North East Adventure Tourism (NEAT) project, Opportunity North East (ONE), the Scottish Government , Scottish Enterprise, Sportscotland and Scottish Cycling helped to bring the latest scheme to fruition.
Private individuals and businesses also helped in a community-led fundraising effort.
Leading trail construction specialists CRC and ecology specialist Envirocentre handled the onsite delivery of the project, which includes blue, red, orange and black graded trails on the slopes of Pressendye and Pittenderich hills, looking across the Howe of Cromar, a trailhead with parking for 90 vehicles, and environmentally-friendly toilets. Sign up for Aberdeen Live’s newsletter Get all the latest Aberdeen news and headlines sent straight to your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter.From breaking news in and around the city, to traffic and travel and health , we’ve got you covered.The manually created newsletter arrives every day at around 4pm, giving you a round up of the most important stories we’ve covered that day. To […]