Laggan Wolftrax Centre and Cafe
January 2023 update.
The Wolftrax Centre and Cafe is open again (albeit will be closed from 7-23rd January for staff holidays.)
The bike shop operator, Bike Bothy Laggan Ltd is expected to re-open at the centre in April 2023. Phase 1 of the external alterations to the centre are complete.
Forest Land Scotland (FLS), who own and maintain the Mountain Bike Trails, Walking trails and the Car Park in the area, are undertaking felling operations from January 2023 on the popular squirrel trail for approximately 3 months. The path will be closed during all felling operations.
Access to the Drum An Aird site remains particularly difficult and boggy 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 in the Blackwood area from October 2023 - to be confirmed - and if this goes ahead, that walking/cycling trail to an dfrom Feagour/Pattack Falls will be closed.
2023 - The Wolftrax Cafe is expected to re-open in late January 2023. 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.)