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Callendar Estate, Falkirk

The cycle trails are easy family friendly routes that wind in and out of the attractive woodland on the edge of Falkirk. For your safety and enjoyment they are designed to be ridden one way.

Please follow the directions of the arrows shown on the plan and the on site way marking.

Please also be considerate of other users of the wider path network and be aware that, whilst the cycle trails have been designed for mountain biking other users may also be present.

Please also be considerate of other users of the wider path network and be aware that, whilst the cycle trails have been designed for mountain biking other users may also be present.

Trails

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Green Route (4.1km)

An easy graded route suitable for most cyclists. There are no steep hills, just gentle ups and downs which let you flow along.

Look out for Charlie’s Stanes on the way which marks the site of the Battle of Falkirk in 1746. An optional board walk provides a bit of a challenge for those wishing to test their skill level.

Blue Route (4.2km)

A slightly more challenging route with a few gentle hills to work the heart and lungs and a few twisting drops for a bit more adrenaline. The route winds through Craigburn Wood and returns to the start through Howierig Moss, an important site for nature conservation. Watch out for the two short sections of raised board walk. If in any doubt get off and walk. Please also take care where the route crosses the main road.]

Red Route (6.8km)

Intended to be ridden as an extension to the blue route, adding an extra 2.6km to the trail. The red section is for more experienced cyclists with a reasonable level of fitness and involves a fairly strenuous climb to the top of Auchengean wood with a rewarding fast descent.

Directions

The trail network is accessed from the Greenrig car park, 3 miles from the centre of Falkirk. From the centre of the town follow the signs for Slamannan. Once on Slamannan Road take the 3rd exit off the mini roundabout on to Lochgreen Road and continue on for a mile to the car park. The trails can also be access from the Falkirk Wheel and Falkirk High Station following the Union Canal tow path.

Future Developments

A further 2.7km blue route is to be developed at Kilbean Wood which will completed by the end of 2011 and plans are being developed for further trail development and new trail features for 2012.

Follow developments on the Callendar Estate Facebook page

Callendar Estate, Falkirk
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