Are you looking for an exciting mountain biking fix? Carron Valley in Stirling is perfectly situated to take mountain bikers from Stirling, Glasgow, Falkirk and beyond. Head to the trailhead halfway between Fintry and Denny and follow the winding ascent high up above the valley, where the gorgeous vista of the reservoir stretches towards tough but bikeable hill, Meikle Bin, in one direction and Carron Bridge in the other.
The climb is tough but rewarding, as the five kilometre red trail is exhilarating. Beginning with a tight, flowing section at Eas Dubh before descending into the viciously quick Cannonball run. Finally, end your ride with a blast down the Runway, a technical but brilliant freeride section consisting of jumps, rock drops, table tops and fast drop ins designed to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. Take a break and explore the nearby replica Roman fort, or get straight back up the hill and do it all again!
Mountain biking can be tough, so if you’re only just getting into this thrilling activity, here are some tips to get off to a great start: