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.

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Facilities

Catering

Glentrool visitors centre will be open from the 21st March onwards from 10am - 4pm daily.

For more information please contact: 01671 840302.

 

Parking

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.

 

Toilets

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

Bike Hire

There is a bike hire service available from The Breakpad Bike and Outdoor Shop.

Opening Times
March: Thurs - 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.  Bike wash facilities are available.

Tel 01671 401303 or contact www.thebreakpad.com for more details.

 

Kirkcowan Cycles is 7 miles west of Newton Stewart for bike sales, repairs, servicing, parts, accessories and cycle hire.

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm (Year Round)

Tel 01671 830286

Visit www.kirkcowancycles.co.uk

www.courtyardcyclehire.co.uk

 

Trail Conditions

Current at 12th September 2014

Trails: Palgowan and blue trail open, The Glen trail closed due to harvesting.

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

Diversions:

Diversions on the big country (purple) trail.

We have harvesting moving into the Glentrool area. Please expect diversions on the trails.

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

 

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