Jedforest Trails have taken advantage of the stunning countryside surrounding Jedburgh and have created a unique mixture of waymarked mountain bike routes. They consist of an eclectic mix of natural and man made surfaced trails linked by forest track and some tarmac roads; with great views across the Border countryside. In parts you will follow old Drovers’ and Roman roads in the footsteps of our Reivers ancestry. With the routes based around Jedburgh you’re never far away from the local facilities.
As these trails are ‘natural’ and not armoured in their entirety, then depending on the weather, there may well be wet and muddy sections; fair weather trails – as described in a mountain bike article.
The Justice Trail – 40Km
The Justice Trail is a challenging cross country mountain bike route with changing landscapes and surfaces. Where nature has been given a helping hand you’ll find swoopy, bermy, jumpy flowing singletrack.
There are three routes suitable for families; the Dere Street Dash – 10.5Km and two loops (6.5Km and 3.8Km) in Lanton Wood. By following the Dere Street Dash, riders will experience steeper descents and more challenging surfaces that are rocky in parts. Some great sections of trail have been created in the Lanton Wood providing fun for all the family. Younger riders will be able to improve their skills on the berms and jumps.
Care for the environment
- Avoid fierce braking and skids on downhill riding to minimise damage to path surfaces
- Do not take bikes onto areas where vegetation is easily damaged
- Leave the countryside as you find it, in particular take all litter home
Look after yourself
- Take special care when cycling downhill – this is when most accidents occur
- Match you speed to the track surface and your skills
- Cycle within your abilities, as an accident or a breakdown could be serious
- Take a companion if possible when riding
- Remember that crossing burns and rivers in spate can be dangerous
- Take a map and compass and know how to navigate
- Carry warm and waterproof clothing and food. Always take tools and a puncture repair kit