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Day 8: Innerleithen to Edinburgh - Great North Trail

Day 8: Innerleithen to Edinburgh - Great North Trail

Difficult
06:21
44.0 mi
6.9 mph
4,550 ft
4,700 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
8.18 mi
10.8 mi
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Peebles

Bike Touring Highlight

33.9 mi
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Green Cleugh (valley)

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

44.0 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 7.82 mi
Path: 18.3 mi
Street: 7.66 mi
Road: 9.83 mi
State Road: 0.43 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 6.31 mi
Unpaved: 17.4 mi
Gravel: 4.45 mi
Paved: 4.14 mi
Asphalt: 6.91 mi
Unknown: 4.79 mi

Weather Forecast

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

January 6, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    Head back up the hill to Traquair to rejoin the Great North Trail on the Capital Trail after your night in Innerleithen, to start today’s stage at 44 miles (71 km). Cut off part of the Capital Trail on the drovers road over near the top of Birkscairn Hill before enjoying the descent of Gypsy Glen down to Kirkhope Law, on the Cross Borders Drove Road, which is part of a blue rated mountain bike trail network. You’re soon in Peebles, home of Glentress, one of the best MTB trail centres in the UK.

    Continue North through West Linton, Carlops and East Cairn Hill before descending through Green Cleugh, a beautiful valley here in the Pentlands outside of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. After the last climb up Castlelaw yielding incredible views over the city on a clear day, descend down to the suburban border where you can find a place to stay for the night before tomorrow’s more easy day.

    • January 8, 2020

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Day 8: Innerleithen to Edinburgh - Great North Trail