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Cycling


    Cycling is becoming a well established pastime in the Galloway Forest Park due to its abundance of quaint, rural country lanes surround the Park and the some 300 miles of forest road which are enveloped within the Park itself. Cycling is the ideal way, in this safe environment, to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the area.

    National Route 7 passes through the Galloway Forest Park, a notable feature of this 193 miles route, is that it travels from Glasgow through Galloway to Carlisle. Leaving the forest means a descent to the Solway Coast, an untouched sanctuary for bird life and a final leg through Dumfries and Galloway.

    Below are some of the cycle routes within the Galloway Forest Park.


    • Dalmellington
      The Carrick Cycle Trail takes you on an exhillarating journey around Loch Braden, with the...
    • Newton Stewart
      A circular route running to the north of Glentrool Visitor Centre on forest roads, and returning...
    • New Galloway
      This is a nice easy route around Clatteringshaws Loch with no major climbs or descents. The route...