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Strathaven to Dungavel Forest Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameStrathaven to Dungavel Forest
Distance : miles (km)20  (32.19)
Posted Byhappy
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionSouth Lanarkshire
Start LocationCommon Green
End LocationDungavel Forest
Cycle Steps
Leave the Common Green using Main Street.
Turn right on to Kirk Street.
Travel along Kirk Street going straight over the roundabout.
Turn Left on to Muir park road just beside the new housing estate.
Stay on Muirpark Road for 6 or 7 miles until you can see a dense forest on your left.
Shortly after meeting the edge of the forest, there is an opening on your left. Enter this.
This will take you onto a forest path. Travel along this for 3 miles until you arrive at the top.
There is a great down hill for mountain bikes, so if you've got some guts ride as fast as you can.
At the end you will come out on to a road, just by a bridge.
If you turn right, this road will lead you back to the entrance of the forest, passing by Dungavel Detention Centre.
Just before the entrance to Dungavel detention centre there is a side road left that can take you to a moto cross track, where there are big moto cross events usually once a year.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Dungavel detention centre, Dungavel forest.

Your comments?
posted by:gt7278Rating : difficult :
I did this route and its hard to recommend it. Desperately searching for some mountain biking around strathaven I tried it. The route through the forest is kind of eerie as you are all alone and the road you are on is just a car track. The road is often sandy at timeswhich can make it hard to cycle on. Its pretty dull through the forest and isn't challenging...

posted by:happyRating : difficult :
Yeah I would agree with gt7278. The route through the forest is kinda eerie if your by yourself. There are a few paths leading off the main route through the forest though so I was wondering if they would offer more single track?

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