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      Scolty is a medium sized hill (299m) situated next to the town of Banchory. The hill is easily recognisable by the large stone tower at the summit, which can be seen from miles around. Scolty has a pay and display car park at the bottom, which is signposted. There is a wide range of trails on offer up Scolty and in the surrounding 'Scolty Woods', from 20k Xc trails to the infamous Scolty downhill tracks. All the Xc trails are on fire road, and take from 1 1/2 to 3 hours to complete. These trails are Blue and Red ratedThe DH tracks on the other hand are short, steep, and very rocky. There are around 8 DH tracks up Scolty which all start from the top of the hill (on the east side) and all take about 2 to 6 minutes to get down. These trails are black rated and should not be taken lightly.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Access Info:
      The Xc trails all start from the car park, but are not signposted so you will have to bring a map. To get to the DH tracks , get to the top of the hill (there are multiple ways to get up, all are signposted) then go to the east side of the hill and look for two tracks that merge together and then end in a gate. This is the start of the DH tracks.
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      60
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      9,237 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Total Vertical
      881 ft
      Reports
      141
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      1,562

      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      trail: DMT
      6 |
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:12am
      Dec 9, 2017
      DMT, Banchory
      trail: Gas Gas
      24 |
      Jun 16, 2017 @ 11:38am
      Jun 16, 2017
      Gas Gas, Banchory
      trail: Gas Gas
      14 |
      Jun 16, 2017 @ 11:37am
      Jun 16, 2017
      Gas Gas, Banchory
      trail: Crack Cleaner
      24 |
      Jun 16, 2017 @ 11:36am
      Jun 16, 2017
      Crack Cleaner, Banchory
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      Videos of Scolty Mountain Bike

      Connor Ogg // Sunny Daze
      0:42 | 3855 | May 21, 2017
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      5:30 | 144 | Jul 6, 2016
      Scolty dh
      2:13 | 88 | May 12, 2016
      Scolty Spring Shred
      1:23 | 1296 | May 6, 2016
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      Scolty Mountain Bike Routes

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      Scolty Route race
      14 miles

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