New Blue Path for Laggan Wolftrax bridges a path hole

Work has begun in August on the construct of a brand new, blue grade mountain bike route at Laggan Wolftrax, opening this long-established vacation spot as much as a wider mountain biking viewers.

Work has begun final month on the construct of a brand new, blue grade mountain bike route at Laggan Wolftrax.

The brand new route is designed to attraction to and encourage much less skilled and youthful riders to interact with the game and can be a welcome addition to what’s at the moment on supply.

The mission, with important grant funding from sportscotland – is being led by The Laggan Forest Belief, which relies at Laggan Wolftrax. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), CNPA, HIE and the Belief have all contributed monetary and in-kind assist for the event.

New Laggan Blue Trail

The brand new Laggan Blue Path will open this location to a wider viewers

Colin Morgan for The Laggan Forest Belief mentioned;

“This has been a very long time within the planning and we wish to thank FLS, sportscotland and all our different supporters who’ve helped us to carry these ambitions to fruition. It’s nice to see the brand new path lastly taking form.

“A blue path is what has been lacking at Laggan and it’ll clearly bridge that hole between a reasonably brief easy-going inexperienced route and the extra technically difficult pink and black routes. The brand new path has been designed to remodel and modernise Laggan Wolftrax as a path centre, by offering a path that may assist customers to progress their expertise to the following stage.

“Following the nice success of the UCI world Biking Championships which have put Scotland on the worldwide biking map, this couldn’t come at a greater time.

“It’s going to encourage extra native riders to come back right here extra typically and can little doubt assist to carry extra riders to the realm from additional afield – and that may solely be an important factor for the long-term way forward for the Laggan Forest Belief.”

The necessity for a blue path at Laggan Wolftrax had been recognized for a while and due to a partnership settlement with FLS, the Belief managed to safe the £220k funding wanted to take the construct ahead.

The brand new path, being constructed by CRC , is anticipated to take round 2 months to finish and is anticipated to be opened in time for the October holidays.

FLS’ North Area Space Customer Companies Supervisor, Paul Hibberd, mentioned;

“We work carefully with The Laggan Forest Belief and we’re delighted that the belief has been capable of safe the numerous funding bundle wanted to carry this new facility to Laggan.

“As a part of our contribution we’ve dedicated to finishing up the common security checks wanted and likewise to sustaining the route, alongside our different trails after it comes into operation.

“In addition to being an important addition to the supply at Laggan, the brand new path will – we hope – encourage extra individuals to decide on to experience right here slightly than in different, much less formalised and extra delicate forests in Strathspey.”