Laggan Wolftrax Centre and Cafe
May 2021 update. The Wolftrax Cafe and Centre is presently closed for a refurbishment and extension project. It is hoped to re-open at the end of June 2021.
The Wee Bike Hub, which was the target of a break-in in January when the majority of its hire biles were stolen, has now relocated to Kingussie. As a result, bike hire is unlikely to be available throughout 2021 from the centre.
Forestry Land Scotland, who own and maintain both the the Mountain Bike Trails and the Car Park, advise that the trails and car park will remain open during the alterations at the centre and also advise that cyclists should beware on access to the trails because of on-going logging operations in Strathmashie Forest until end of July 2021 at the earliest.
2021 - The Centre & Cafe Opening Hours will be advised during June 2021.
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. In May, a new orienteering course will be laid with trail maps available at the centre.
The car park (owned by Forest Enterprise) charges a small fee to enable the mountain bike trails and path network throughout the forest to be maintained regularly.