Laggan Wolftrax Centre and Cafe
March 2022 update.
The Wolftrax Centre and Cafe is expected to re-open sometime in early April 2022. A new bike shop operator, Bike Bothy Laggan Ltd is also expected to open at the centre then. Phase 1 of the external alterations to the centre are complete.
Forest Land Scotland, who own and maintain the Mountain Bike Trails, Walking trails and the Car Park, have undertaken some trail improvements in the winter to the orange trail as well as the skills area. There has been a lot of wind fall in the forest during the winter storms - most of which has been cleared - however there are some walking trails inaccessible, so care should be taken by cyclists and walkers on all the trails.
We have been advised that access to the Drum An Aird site is particularly difficult and boggy at present with the circular route not advised. Access via the Pattack Falls car park route to and from the site is the better option.
Further felling is expected around the Squirrel trail from October 2022 - to be confirmed - and if this goes ahead, that walking trail will be closed.
2022 - The Wolftrax Cafe is expected to open in early April. The centre remains available to hire for meetings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
In 2004, Forest Enterprise established the Laggan Wolftrax Mountain Bike trails within one part of Strathmashie Forest (Achduchil) and this has become a significant visitor destination for, what was then, a new sport. Further trail investment in later years and the establishment of a permanent centre in 2015 by the Trust via a grant provided by the Cairngorms National Park Authority has generated diversity in local economic development and local employment.
The centre’s café, shower and toilet facilities are proving very popular with biking enthusiasts and visitors to the forest trails and local archaelogical sites - Dun da Lamh.
The car park (owned by Forest and Land Scotland) charges a fee to enable the mountain bike trails and path network throughout the forest to be maintained regularly. (The Laggan Forest Trust has no responsibility for the car park or fees.)