A new section of trail has just been opened at the Glentress centre in the Scottish Borders.
A new 375m section on the Admiral trail has been officially opened. Already detailed on the current Glentress trail map, this new upper section starts at post 34 and links into the existing Admiral route, the final section of singletrack on the Blue Route.
The addition is described as similar in feel to the existing Admiral trail, meaning wide and flowy with mellow descending gradients and some optional rock features. Extra challenges include a 40m section of boardwalk to cross the main Glentress valley burn then a short, very gentle climb out to meet the existing Admiral trail.
The Blue Route is now waymarked to take in this section of trail. The arrows now point left at the exit of Good Game and up a forest road for 150m to the start at Post 34.
Also new are Five blue-graded and two black-graded log skinnies now open on the upper half of Cardie Hill Climb at Glentress. These are all optional features, positioned off to the side of the trail and are designed to allow riders to progress their balancing skills.