Where: Caberbaston Forest, commonly known as The Golfie
Best suited to: Advanced Riders
What to expect: Some of the best (steep) natural trails in the UK. A quick spin to the local golf club, followed by a fairly harrowing climb from the centre of Innerleithen lies the network of trails that plummet down the steep slopes of this unassuming hill.
The trails are steep, the pine trees close – this is ‘experienced pilot’ territory – but one which has established itself as one of the most-talked-about trail riding locations in the UK.
Trailforks is the best way to unpick and comb descents such as 3G, Repeat Offender, Flat White and Waterworld. Once the exclusive playground of those in the know, this area has been catapulted into the spotlight in the last few years thanks to the many race series who visit the area and use the trails to test those riders who dare to take on the challenge.