DH Farm is the best kept secret in Scottish mountain biking right now, but that might all soon change. Our team rider Chris Hutchens spent a day there with Aerial Frontiers to show off what the venue has to offer.
Team Wideopenmag enduro rider joined the DH Farm Race Team’s Sam, Lewis and Tom to sample Angus Crombie’s handiwork at DH Farm, and up and coming venue in the north east of Scotland. Aerial Frontiers joined them with the drone to make the most of the wall-to-wall sunshine.
Scotland’s finest secret…..DH Farm.
It is for now anyway! DH Farm might not mean anything to many right now but that’s set to change quickly and with more trails under construction this is currently Scotland’s finest mountain bike secret.
I was privileged enough to be able to head out to Whistler last summer for the first time. You’re probably wondering the connection here! I’d always wanted to go as a teenager and finally aged twenty five I was living that dream. What amazed me were the jump tracks they built out there and I knew this was what Scotland was missing!
Finally we have our answer and after hours of hard graft by Angus Crombie (an original Red Bull rampage competitor), DH Farm offers an incredible selection of trails. There’s progression in all the tracks and is a must-ride location for any mountain biker. Just check out the video from Thomas Hogben and to see why!
Plenty of bang for your buck.
After some bike coaching with the local club I headed up to DH Farm, located in Port Soy about an hour North of Aberdeen, and an hour and forty minutes from Inverness.
It might be in a remote part of the country but there’s plenty of riding to be had around the area and a weekend in Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorms wouldn’t be complete without a trip here now.
With a packed car park it was testament to the increasing popularity of DH Farm and it was amazing to see the DH Farm racing team hit up the park. Tom, Sam and Lewis certainly have some skills and I joined them for a session on some of the bigger jumps on the hill. For riders familiar with Crabapple Hits in Whistler the biggest jump at DH Farm is 2 ft shorter. Time to grow some and send some air!
Aside from the big hits the DH Farm team were riding there were groups riding the small tabletops, mastering berms and tackling some of the tighter wooded sections. There’s jumps hidden in the trees though, Angus wasn’t going to miss an opportunity for a more technical double.
For £7 you can access these incredible tracks and if you don’t fancy pushing DH Farm offers riders an uplift service for £30 per day. What a service and an an incredible price. All the money goes back into the trails and developing new ones, so make sure you pay. No one likes a cheap-skate!
Check out the site for more info DH Farm, and make sure you make a trip here soon!