9 miles
Distance
2,623 ft
Climb
-2,618 ft
Descent
2,327 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.

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch & Andrew Gannel Hill mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    145 ft
  • Altitude start
    263 ft
  • Altitude end
    267 ft
  • Grade
    0.01%
  • Grade max
    -45.679%
  • Grade min
    37.299%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,282 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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