MOUNTAIN BIKING in East Scotland
All photographs on this site copyright Chris Stamp, except where otherwise indicated
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some say that Scotland is the best country in the world for mountain biking. While I can't claim to have cycled in many countries, I do know that mountain biking in Scotland is pretty special, and a great way to do lots of things: stay fit, see the countryside and its wildlife, make friends and generally do something completely different from everyday life (unless you happen to be a professional cyclist).

With my friends, I've done over eighty after-work mountain bike trips over the last few years. Most of the routes described in this site tend to be within an hour and half's drive of Dundee, where I work, and completable in two or three hours, but there are some longer and further afield routes too. On almost every trip we haven't met a soul. It seems that on weekday evenings the countryside is almost completely devoid of people! In this beautiful part of the world, getting away from it all is easy.

The RED routes on the map below are some of my favourites. You can zoom and scroll around the map to find more routes or look closer.
Blackcraig Forest
Glen Dye
Loch Ordie
Glen Fearnach
Barry Links
Loch Pattack
River North Esk
Little Glenshee
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Sidlaw Hills
Griffin Forest
Drumtochty Forest
Pitmedden Forest
Loch Ore to Loch Glow
Glen Derry
Glenalmond
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Tentsmuir Forest & Morton Lochs




Photo © Martin Good
Photo © Martin Good
Devilla Forest
Glen Tanar
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Craigvinean Forest & Loch Skiach
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Lundie Craigs
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Photo © Martin Good
Photo © Colin Duncan
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Photo copyright Liz Burke and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Glen Finlet
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Photo copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


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Wolfhill and Muirward Wood
Photo © George Harris