First long ride out of 2013, good run thru the bog that is "craufordland estate", then up to the Whitelees wind farm to have a wee butchers at the new mt bike trail/park that will be up there. I had my doubts about finding the thing as the wind farm is massive and no real info can be found online about where exactly it is, however I almost fell over it on my way up from my usual back woods entry point, which is rather pleasing as it means I can be up there in under an hour when it is finished.
I had thought from the plans that it would be rather dinky but in actual fact it is pretty big and there is a lot of gradient to play with- the crappy pics on my phone as always don't pic up the scale of the place. It is not nearly complete and I had read that it should have been up and running by now, however a lot of earth has been moved and the basic trails seem to have been marked out so My guess is they are looking at restarting things when the weather gets a little less damp but we will see what happens on that score. I do have a phone number of an official type dude that I might just call and see if there is any DofE as this would be a great wee run out if combined with the Craufordland trails and of course The Fenwick Hotel (and pakora).
3 1/2 hours and I'm feeling it, off to have a cup of char and listen to the Cup Draw