1,594 ft
-187 ft
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Relish Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
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  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Owner
    Birse Community Trust

For a long time, The ATA has been working with landowners to look at the addition of a trail in Birse Forest. Ellie, a long standing ATA volunteer, and Aboyne's Trail Lead, has worked with Birse Community Trust - BCT to consider how best to develop the existing trail network in line with both BCT and The ATA core values.

With the recent storms and subsequent damage, it's fair to say that Chutney has seen more traffic. So, it was as good a time as any to set this plan into action and give Chutney a brother... Relish!

After some planning between The ATA and the landowners, DMBinS and North East Adventure Tourism were able to support both in planning, and financially to get the project off the ground. With funding in place, the growing legends from Crc Scot were able to come in and lay down a fun, flowy, blue trail. It offers something gentle for those growing their mtb confidence, but also includes cheeky pops and sends for those with a creative eye and the skills to send it. Regardless of your mtb ability, "Relish" is sure to leave you with big smiles and the craving for laps laps laps!!!

This has been a fantastic bit of team work, from all involved, especially the understanding and forward thinking from BCT, but it would not have been possible with the support, funding and direction from DMBinS and North East Adventure Tourism . MASSIVE thanks to all of you... Legends!!

More Stats for Relish Upper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -187 ft
  • Altitude min
    614 ft
  • Altitude max
    801 ft
  • Altitude start
    801 ft
  • Altitude end
    614 ft
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  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    1,417 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
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on Nov 15, 2023
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      Relish Upper Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 12.9 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 30.3 km avg distance
      • 1,089 rides
      • Last: Feb 25, 2024


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      Routes with this trail

      Aboyne Enduro 2023 - Full Route race16 miles
      Aboyne Enduro 2023 - Lite Route race15 miles
      TransDeeside Enduro 2022 (Full) race28 miles

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