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Forestry and Land Scotland is reminding members of the public that its Carron Valley MtB trails are to be closed until 31 December.

The closure, effective from Monday 19 June, is to allow the safe felling and removal of trees around the trails.

Advance warning has ben trailed on the FLS website since April, although the star date has not been determined until now.

Katy McGregor, FLS’ Area Visitor Services Manager, said;

“The trees in the forest around the trails are now of an age and size where they need to be harvested.

“Felling and removing trees is an inherently dangerous job – especially when they have to be felled near to popular visitor destinations.

“Unfortunately, the only safe option that will allow us to carry out this work involves us closing the forest road and the MtB trails.

“The Loch shore trail and wider forest will be open but we would advise everyone to observe and follow the safety signage.

"We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes.”

Alternative MTB trails can be found at Cathkin Braes, Glentress and Aberfoyle.

FLS keeps its destination pages up-to-date with details of closures and visitors are always advised to check online before traveling.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) manages forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; delivers benefits for people and nature; and supports Scottish Ministers in their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.

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  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland Media Office 07785 527590 or