9.4 miles
Distance
2,536 ft
Climb
-2,531 ft
Descent
2,352 ft
High Point

Beginning in Ochil HIlls Woodland Park, there is a tough climb to the top of Ben Buck. After a short but steep climb via the forest path the remainder of the climb is mostly on landrover track but gets pretty steep at times.
From Ben Buck, head east to the summit of Ben Cleuch you follow the walkers path over the heather. This is rideable in the dry but there may be some hike a bike bits when it's been wet as it gets pretty muddy.
From Ben Cleuch continue east head towards Andrew Gannel Hill.
Do not take the descent down via The Law as this is not really suitable for riding unless you like carrying your bike while you do some rock scrambling
There are two descent options once you reach Andrew Gannel Hill, both returning to the same point at Tillicoultry.Here there are some tight switch backs and steps on the path but all ridable with care.Fast and great fun on the way down.
Return to the Ochil HIlls Woodland Park via the offroad path at the back of the golf course.

Detailed Description
Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch & Andrew Gannel Hill is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Dollar. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route climbs 2,536 ft with a max elevation of 2,352 ft then descends -2,531 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
Kidcreamola (Apr 26, 2017 at 9:52)
Watch out for the old rusty fence sticking out the ground betwene Andrew Gannel Hill and Kirk Craigs. Really hard to see if your going for it. Destroyed one of my Magic Mary's..... Gutted.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch & Andrew Gannel Hill mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    148 ft
  • Altitude start
    266 ft
  • Altitude end
    266 ft
  • Grade max
    -88.3%
  • Grade min
    80.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,591 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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