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7stanes - Glentrool

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Galloway Forest Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart DG8 6AJ, Scotland
+44 300 067 6800
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Big Country Ride in Autumn

The Big Country Route was on the cards for our annual mountain bike trip, we knew it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard E
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London
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Did the "Big Country" trail, its a good mix of off road and quiet B road. Need a full day but worth... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
wiggydiggypoo
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“loch trool” (9 reviews)
“car park” (7 reviews)
“blue trail” (4 reviews)
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Galloway Forest Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart DG8 6AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Big Country Route was on the cards for our annual mountain bike trip, we knew it wasn't technical, but the distance and scenery was going to change things up a bit. As we were staying in Newton Stewart, we realised that it actually made...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Did the "Big Country" trail, its a good mix of off road and quiet B road. Need a full day but worth it.

Thank wiggydiggypoo
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Excellent outdoor marked walks in beautiful countryside over varying distances. There are also trails for mountain bikers. There is a cafe next to the car park with a couple of tables/chairs outside. It is paid parking and cheaper the longer you stay.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

There are different walks that you can take around Glentrool - we choose the longest trail which was around 8-9km and it took us just over 3 hours as we got slightly lost! We ended up walking down a very small muddy area of land...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having driven from Barr over the forest road, we looked forward to visiting Glentrool but frankly found it very disappointing with little information about the area.

Thank Moorlandlass
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lovely cafe, great toasties and freshly baked scones. We wanted to walk and do some cycling, we were given a map of the area for walking but there are no cycle maps available for the cycle routes there is an app but no one makes...More

1  Thank GG T
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

No maps available at the visitor centre, just told to take a photo of the one in the car park. So had to keep getting phone out, gloves off, zoom in on map. Not very good for a 40 mile bike ride. Other cycle route...More

Thank 148stu1977
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visited the area and went on one of the short walks, then had a delicious cake and drink at the Visitor centre. There are a number of walks you can do, all colour coded, for easy access, or if you just want to mess about...More

1  Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A relaxing getaway. Lovely scenery. Well posted walking trails. Café was welcoming with drinks and cakes.

2  Thank Scooby0407
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely area, great walks and bike trails. Much smaller than Kirroughtree visitor centre but then again, it's quite nice. We go for the scenery and the trails after all, not the commercial stuff. Some of the better views are on these trails, when compared to...More

1  Thank Busymummymoo
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