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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
      The Scolty pay and display car park. google parking directions
      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
      Global Ranking
      #292
      Trails (view details)
      82
      Trails Mountain Bike
      82
      Trails E-Bike
      41
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Total Distance
      47 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      11,544 ft
      Total Vertical
      919 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Reports
      308
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      3,590

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      1 days
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      Photos of Scolty Mountain Bike

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      Apr 10, 2018 @ 8:55am
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      405 |
      May 5, 2016 @ 4:28pm
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      Recent Comments

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      user #670434FlokitrailDee DropLower Dee Drop has been cleared. However...
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 2:25am
      Jan 16, 2019
      user #1240234PinkNeil12trailWarm up DownBangin hucks
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 4:18am
      Dec 28, 2018
      user #1531456frazerrobbotrailDee DropLower dee drop is trashed with fallen trees...
      Nov 30, 2018 @ 8:26am
      Nov 30, 2018
      user #1276964youann2170trailYer Mawtop job on the builders of this pure braw...
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 3:50am
      Oct 9, 2018
      user #1240234PinkNeil12trailThrough the wallForestry commission done massive forestation,...
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 2:47am
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      Recent Activity

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      user #569001Stuartg295addridelogJan 22, 2019 ride log
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 8:25am
      7 hours
      user #1208814GaryWhatfordaddridelogJan 22, 2019 ride log
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 5:02am
      10 hours
      user #1362049GregorFukaddridelogJan 21, 2019 ride log
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 1:03pm
      1 days
      user #1280154DBRSaddreportRim Pinger
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 9:53am
      1 days
      user #1280154DBRSaddridelogJan 21, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 8:31am
      1 days
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