Newcastleton is a hidden gem amongst the 7 Stanes, and it’s had a quite substantial makeover. In March of 2019, 7 Stanes announced on its Facebook page that major work was underway and it was being carried out on two trail sections: Hidden Valley Upper and Swarf Hill. This was followed in April by a teaser announcing that the revamped trails were expected to reopen the following month.

In this video I revisit Newcastleton and ride the red grade trail for the first time in almost 10 years, including the new look Hidden Valley Upper and Swarf Hill.