Glentrool Overview

Uncover the wild mood of Galloway through its wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides.


Set in Galloway Forest, Glentrool offers wild windswept riding side by side with history and nature. Choose from:

The Big Country Route

The unique Big Country Route runs on minor public and forest roads without any singletrack. This route also features some magnificent views of the nearby lochs and hills.

Glentrool has two green-graded routes:

The Glen

The Glen is a short leisurely trail suitable for families looking for an unhurried pace. Taking you round the picturesque Palnagashel Glen.

The Palgowan

Also suitable for families, taking you north on charming forest roads. After a short climb, look forward to the long descent around Glencaird Hill. A short cut along the minor public road back to Glentrool Village is available if you want to miss out the climb.

Glentrool also has a blue-graded route:

The Green Torr

The Green Torr is nearly all on purpose-built singletrack. Climbing gradually up through the forest to overlook the picturesque Loch Trool.

The Trails understanding trail grades


View and download the Glentrool trail map

Become a friend of 7stanes to download map

Trail Profile

My 7stanes Shopping Basket

0 items - £0.00 View my basket >
My Account Login



Glentrool Visitor Centre will be closed for winter from 3rd November 2014, reopening again in March 2015.

For more information please contact: 01671 840302.



Car parking is available at Glentrool Visitor Centre. Parking costs £1 per hour, £2 for up to 3 hours and £3 for all day.

More than 7 people would be classed as a minibus, which is £12 for a day.



New toilet block now open which is located within the visitor centre.

Bike Hire

Kirkcowan Cycles is in Newton Stewart and offers bike sales, repairs, servicing, parts, accessories and cycle hire.

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 8.30am - 5.30pm (Year Round)
Wed late night opening 8.30am - 8.30pm

 Tel: 01671 401529



The Breakpad Bike and Outdoor Shop

Opening Times
Jan - Fri - Sun/Feb - Thu - Sun
10am - 4.30pm
April onwards: Mon - Sun
10am - 5pm

They offer a wide range of demo and hire bikes, bike sales, with a fully equipped workshop for service and repairs on site.  Bike wash facilities are available. 

Call 01671 401303  for more information



Trail Conditions

Current at 27th March 2015

Trails: All open, diversions on Big Country (purple) trail.

Conditions: Take care as there may be fallen trees - please report to ranger.


Diversions on the Big Country (purple) trail. From marker 01, follow diversion signs back to marker 13. No change to riding experience just some different views.

More Info: contact Ben, the ranger, on 0141 5555 820 for more information.


Today's Weather

45°F / 7°C

Further Information

This site uses some essential, unobtrusive cookies.