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The Cairngorms — Scotty's Scotland Showcase

Scotty Laughland

The Cairngorms — Scotty's Scotland Showcase

Mountain Biking Collection by Scotty Laughland

3

Tours

06:03 h

25.8 mi

4,600 ft

The Cairngorms is the UK’s largest National Park. We headed to Laggan Wolftrax, Laggan Brown, to climb Dum-da-Lamph, ride at Glenlivet, head up the Munro Sgòr Gaoith and on a local recommendation explore some new trails in Burnside!

Laggan is known as the UK’s most progressive trail centre, famous for it’s massive rock slabs and technical ascents and descents. One of my favourite features is the ginormous rock slab, Air’s Rock.

On the other side of the National Park is Glenlivet, where they’ve been developing new trails and just this year they built an orange jump line. We also had the chance to check out their ‘Mini DH’ trail which is a hand cut natural trail with a good sized jump line.

Sgòr Gaoith is one of my favourite Munros in the Cairngorms, thanks to it being relatively accessible. Reaching the summit you have an incredible view and the descent is fast and technical all the way back down.

Burnside is the trail network above Aviemore where the trails are rugged, burly and hand cut.

All the revenue generated from viewership across the YouTube series will be split between planting more trees in Scotland and the local trail associations. If you want to ride any of these trails for yourself then be sure to check out the Tours below.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Laggan red, black and brown — The Cairngorms: Scotty's Scotland Showcase

    01:49
    10.8 mi
    6.0 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,425 ft

    One of two trail centres in the Cairngorms, Laggan Wolftrax is often hailed as the UK's most progressive trail centres.

    

    It's rugged and raw, with so much natural rock, including the slab which leads to an enormous rock slab, known as Air's Rock on the red trail.

    

    The black is nadgery, technical and difficult

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  • 03:23
    10.1 mi
    3.0 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft

    This is one of my favourite Munros in Scotland. Standing there at the top of that sheer rock face overlooking the loch, and then looking out right across the Cairngorms, it's just magnificent.

    

    There are a few options: you can either ride around or hike-a-bike straight up the descent. As you ride down

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  • 00:51
    4.90 mi
    5.8 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft

    Riding straight out of Aviemore, there's a great local trail network. These trails are hand cut by locals, rugged and burly.

    

    I rode the original High Burnside trail, T.H.R. This is a technical MTB trail from the top to the bottom with plenty of natural features to keep you on your toes. My favourite is the gigantic rock slab!

    by Scotty Laughland

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    25.8 mi
  • Duration
    06:03 h
  • Elevation
    4,600 ft

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