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      City owned park which encompasses woodland and more open grassland.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Braid and Blackford Hills
      Land Status: Municipal Park
      Land Manager: Edinburgh City Council
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 21, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      385 ft
      Total Vertical
      420 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      665 ft
      Reports
      22
      Photos
      9
      Ridden Counter
      285

      Popular Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Mountain Bike

      The Hermitage of the Braid in the Snow

      17:28 | 10 | Apr 18, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2249754MJMundelladdreportLoopy-di Scoop and 1 more
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 6:18am
      Apr 22, 2021
      user #2249754MJMundellvotetrailLang Linn Path
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 7:25am
      Apr 21, 2021
      user #1474228TigertalisaddvideoThe Hermitage of the Braid in the Snow
      Apr 18, 2021 @ 3:16pm
      Apr 18, 2021
      user #1002750StuHolleyriddentrailHowe Dean Path
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 12:46am
      Apr 2, 2021
      user #1002750StuHolleyriddentrailUp the Braid hill and 4 more
      Mar 31, 2021 @ 1:06am
      Mar 31, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1427879alanmacisaactrailPathNice trail! Rides well. A little dusty and...
      May 17, 2020 @ 2:05pm
      May 17, 2020
      user #646680trek84hardtailtrailUp the Braid hillOi how did I do this trail but not get my...
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 1:25pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      user #1668981Sean-ellentrailUp the Braid hillI’m eleven year old and I’m not a very...
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:55am
      Nov 26, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Craiglockhart Park 31.6 km
      Blackford & Braidburn 11.7 km
      The SKELF Bike Park 31.9 km
      Newbattle 335.4 km
      Pentland Hills 14 276 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike52 miles384 ft3,937 ft420 ft
      #6,747#330922947
      E-Bike22,969 ft302 ft2,881 ft397 ft
      #2121015
      Hike52 miles384 ft3,937 ft420 ft
      #6,133#2752226
      Trail Running52 miles384 ft3,937 ft420 ft
      #6,128#27322130
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