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Ae Forest

10 Runs
3+ Trails
£32 Per day

Ae Forest

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Info and Prices

Ae forest uplifts are temporaraly off. This is due to a windfarm construction. The trails are all open, you just have to push!! I am working with FC to find a solution and will keep you up to date through our social media.



Ae Forest, just north of Dumfries, is widely seen as one of the best and most intense rides in the country.  Ae has 3 huge attractions when it comes to aggressive trail riding & downhill mountain biking!

The price for a place on the Uplift is £32 per day

• Sign on opens - 8.30am
• First runs leaves the car park - 9am sharp
• Estimated finish time - 4pm

The day will consist of up to 10 runs to the top of the hill with a leisurely lunch break in between!

Trails at Ae Forest

Click on a trail for more info.

Omega Man »

Distance: 1.9km

The Omega Man is a frighteningly fast section of trail! Start off ripping down a rock strewn trail that gets faster and faster, then you’re over a few jumps and slamming through the bomb hole which spits you into a section surrounded by large trees.

There’s a black or red choice to be made in here – the red sends you over a few table tops and a huge drop off that you can fly for 25 feet, while the black sends you into a pair of doubles then into the monster table top.

The trails then re-merge and flow down over more jumps and finishing with either a boardwalk section or some skinny log rides!

The Shredder »

Distance: 1km

Graded orange bike park, The Shredder is a Downhill (DH) run aimed at improving a riders skills and is a great ice breaker into this discipline of the sport and the trail most riders chose as their first run!

From fast berms to flat, open corners; tabletop jumps to a road gap; rocky straights through tight trees to off camber sections, The Shredder really gives you a taste of everything that is downhill.

The end of The Shredder leads onto the Omega Man.

Ae Downhill »

Distance: 1.6km

The legendary Ae Downhill course has two top sections.

One starts off steep and rocky, leading to an off-camber contouring descent where even the most competent riders will have to be brave to ride fast!

The other has a flat out sprint start into rutted turns and rocky sections before the two trails merge into the woods. You’re then thrown into a ball-bearing gully that spits you out into some tight, twisty, well-rutted singletrack with multiple trail options, followed by a rock garden and stream gap.

This spits you out into a step up and them a choice of stump garden, step up or hip jump then its the spiral staircase down to the forest road.

From the fire road there are two lines to choose from: on the right you can tackle the giant rock garden or to the left you can fly off a gap double. the trail then splits right or left, the right has some sweet traditional singletrack. The left is a fast line with step up to bus stop then the infamous coffin jump!

The bottom section of the hill is a rabbit warren of quality trails, most from the SDA and National races. These then all converge onto the huge step down then into a series of tight berms and jumps.

Ae Forest Facilities

Ae Cafe
Selling hot/cold snacks and selection of refreshments.

Winter opening hours
Thu - Sun: 10am - 4pm
Mon - Wed: Closed

We're open on Boxing Day & 2nd Jan

Phone: 01387 860 805

Car parking
Available at the trail head and at the café. There is a pay and display machine at the café car park as well as at the Naze car park.

Car parking costs £3 per day.

Toilet/shower facilities
Toilet and shower facilities are available at the café.

Bike Hire
Bike hire from Ae Cafe/Bike shop now available.

Phone: 01387 860 805

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