The Ae Valley Green Route, that my family and I enjoyed today, is an easy trail perfect for families. We had the older children on their bikes, adults walking and our toddler in the off road pram. We managed perfectly with our pushchair.
The route itself is clearly marked, my children enjoyed looking out for the green markers dotted along the path. This is a great introduction to route planning and map reading too! The Ae Valley Route is a great place to try out mountain biking for the first time, there are sections of easy singletrack and forest road and the majority of the route is flat with no hard climbs. Some of the track runs alongside the Water of Ae providing a great rest point while the little ones throw stones in the water.
There are many other trails on offer at Ae Forest, the blue Larch View Route is another alternative to the green trail for families to enjoy. There are also more challenging walking trails, as well as some extreme downhill mountain biking tracks.
Overall, this is a fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy. With a cafe on site, toilets, bike hire and plenty of picnic areas this is certainly a wonderful family day out for all ages. Don’t forget to head to the Forestry Scotland website to find out up to date information on all of the trails before you visit.