Plans are afoot to create a family focused mountain bike trail centre call The Pentland Trail Centre on the site of the former Lothianburn Golf Course. The site will sit inside both the City of Edinburgh boundary and the Pentland Hills Regional Park. More precisely, it’ll be in the valley to the rear of the Steading Inn and between the northern slopes of the Pentland Regional Park and the central ridge that runs from the old golf clubhouse up to the T woods. Or in other words, it’s just next to Hillend Ski Centre and most importantly (in our minds), only 4 miles from our Bruntsfield shop!
We don’t know about you, but we think this could be an amazing facility for novice and experienced MTBers!
have your say on The Pentland Trail Centre
Proposals for the creation of The Pentland Trail Centre, a publicly accessible and family focused mountain bike trail centre, supported by a relevant leisure based commercial development, will be presented at an open public consultation on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at Swanston Golf Clubhouse, 111 Swanston Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DS, between 14.00 and 19.00 where feedback and comments are invited.
More details on The Pentland Trail Centre
The easy to access Pentland Trail Centre will offer an excellent introduction to traffic-free cycling for kids and their families, as well as more challenging cross-country trails for Edinburgh and Midlothian’s estimated 260,000 cyclists.
The terrain and location of the site is ideal for 10.5km of high quality and fun mountain bike trails to suit all abilities (from green route for beginners to red route for the more experienced). Other outdoor activities to suit a wide range of ages and interests are being considered for the site. These include a high ropes course, a zipline and an alpine roller luge.
The aims of the Pentland Trail Centre project have been supported by Scottish Cycling as the ideal development to improve cycling participation, with good traffic free trails easily accessible from the City of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Aims we love to promote too!
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