DH Farm Bike Park
Durn Hill Farm opened its doors to mountain bikers back in 2014 with something that wee bit different from the other bike parks in Scotland. Their trails are purpose built with the downhill rider, and those who like jumps firmly in mind.
They run uplift days which are great for those who want to develop their down hill skills without having to pedal back up hill. Check out their Facebook Page for news of uplift days.
The Bike Park is open seven days a week, with the car park opening at 8:30am. There is a £7 per person charge to ride at DH Farm.
DH Farm Trail Descriptions
The A Line
The A Line is a 700m long, open, fast and flowing orange graded trail littered with black graded features, all of which can be bypassed. As you drop from the start point you will encounter gradients of over 16%, berms, gap jumps, drops and regular jumps.
The A.2 Line
The A.2 Line branches off the A Line about two thirds of the way down and takes you through the woods on a much tighter line. It may only be a couple of hundred metres long, and graded red with black features but when you hit it right it flows sweet.
On non up lift days you are gonna have to Pedal Up from the car park to the start point of the A Line. There is a fairly interesting red graded trail rising 80m over its 700m length just for that purpose. A 15 minute slog, but worth it for the downhill.
Facilities at DH Farm
Loads of on site parking.
Available on site.
Nearest cafes in Portsoy. See our page listing Cafes in Portsoy. There is a lunch room on site where you can eat your snacks, or shelter from a passing shower.
Shops and bars in Portsoy and Huntly.
Mobile phone signal is good in the park.
Nearest cycle repair shops are in Portsoy.
If you think we have missed something in our guide to the DH Farm Bike Park trails then let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.
Getting to DH Farm
The farm is about two miles south of Portsoy off the B9022 Huntly Road. After leaving Portsoy it’s the 5th turning on the right. Look out for a small sign to Durn Hill Farm and take the turning. Continue for 500 metres and the entrance is straight in front of you.
From Huntly, travel west on the A96 for a mile then take a right onto the B9022. Continue for 9.5 miles, then take a right onto the A95. Stay on this road for 1.5 miles then again turn onto the B9022. After 4 mile look out for a small sign to Durn Hill Farm and take the turning. Continue for 500 metres and the entrance is straight in front of you.
Other MTB Trails Nearby
Scolty Hill and Shooting Greens
Scolty Hill is on the outskirts of Banchory, just over the River Dee from the town centre, and forms the eastern end of the Forest of Blackhall. It provides great mountain biking, but is very popular with walkers so be prepared for lots of interruptions especially at weekends.
Hill of Fare
Hill of Fare mountain bike trails extend across the flanks of the Hill of Fare massif, an area of forestry and rough moorland which boasts over 57km of trails, including 17 access road type trails, 4 blue, 11 red, and 5 black graded trails.
Iconic Clachnaben offers a classic circular mountain bike trail which makes you feel as if you are truly remote. Grinding ascents, a technical and exposed rocky descent, fast flowing forest sections and gentle firebreak sections. Something for everyone.
Ben Aigan in the heart of Whisky country offers an exposed circular mountain bike trail which provides superb views over parts of the Spey Valley. Tough climbing in parts and free flowing descents.
Wild Mountain Biking
Scotland Mountain Biking:
The Wild Trails
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