The 18 mile 'Hardrock Trail' is the first of the new 7stanes mountain bike centres to open. Dalbea

New trail opens, new manager sought
The 18 mile 'Hardrock Trail' is the first of the new 7stanes mountain bike centres to open.

Dalbeattie's trail is graded as one for intermediates but there are some spine chilling sections for the experts. One of the most talked about features is 'the slab' which is a 40ft steep granite cliff face.

Riders will also be treated to a brand new skills loop to warm up on and further down the trail they'll come across challenging features including 'the terrible twins' and 'jacob's ladder'.

The pics are of Andy Hopkins, trail designer and head of the trailbuilding team.

Looking to get out of the rat race and build some of the best trails in Britain? The 7stanes mountain bike project in the south of Scotland is looking for a site manager to oversee the building of new trails in the Galloway area. (Glentrool and Kirroughtree Forests.)

Working with trail guru and 7stanes manager Karl Bartlett, you'll be taking decisions on trail layout and design and supervising a trailbuilding squad. You'll also be negotiating and supervising contractors helping you develop the new trail infrastructure.

The post is paid £13,996 - £15,182 pa and is on a one year fixed term contract. If you want to literally help shape mountain biking in Scotland then you need to have your applications in by Friday 13 June 2003. Interviews are to be held on Tuesday 24 June.

More info and all the paperwork is available from Catherine Rae, 7stanes Assistant Project Manager on catherine.rae@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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