Five of the 7stanes are located in Dumfries and Galloway, with the remaining two further east in the Scottish Borders. It consists of over 400 km of cross-country all weather mountain bike trails of which more than 60% are purpose-built single track.
There are gentler trails suitable for families if wanted although most centres cater for a wide range of abilities from complete beginners to seasoned expert.
For further information see 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
Set in the Galloway Forest, Glentrool contains fun routes for family and beginners as well as a blue grade trail, all surrounded by stunning scenery. Call 01671 840 302 for more details.
Trail grades – easy, moderate and forest roads.
Kirroughtree is home to some of the best technical single track in the country, this is also a favorite family venue with a wide range of trails, seasonal café, and a great kids’ play area.
Trail grades – easy, moderate, difficult, severe and skills area
There are three trails that run through the Galloway Forest. One round Clatteringshaws Loch which follows roads and tracks and has no dramatic up or downhill. A second-round Loch Braden with an optional loop to Loch Doon and the third a circular route from Glentrool. See www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark for more details.