Published May 23, 2024

Cleikum Mill Lodge: Tweed Valley Mountain Bike ride of the week.

Cardrona to the Glen Estate via Orchard Rig.

Start the ride from our front door. A non technical ride suitable for mountain bikes and gravel bikes. 

This ride climbs through Cardrona Forest before emerging onto open moorland at the top of Beards Hill from where you are rewarded with stunning views over Traquair and the Tweed Valley below. Drop down into the Glen Estate on a fantastic stretch of grassy single track that descends over Orchard Rig. Return by road past the historic Traquair House.

Great for… fast grassy descent, amazing views, non-technical. Also fantastic  when the heather is purple in August/September , the descent will make you smile, a lovely ride and and alternative to Glentress Trail Centre, to enjoy 

Watch out for… the descent from Beards Hill across moorland at Orchard Rig can be wet and have muddy sections in winter , so maybe feel a bit more technical on a gravel bike in places with skinny tyres.