7stanes - mountain biking heaven
The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond.
You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails: there are a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Plus, many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique.
7stanes community and trail updates
Trail conditions are updated every Friday on each of the 7stanes location pages (see below) and we'll post on Facebook and Twitter to let you know once they're up.
7stanes trail centre locations
Glentress, near Peebles
This incredibly popular mountain biking heaven is just an hour outside Edinburgh. It has challenging trails for the experts, as well as easy routes for beginners.
Kirroughtree, in Galloway
In a league of its own, Kirroughtree boasts trails for all, from gentle family routes to technically challenging singletrack for the pros.
Forest of Ae, near Dumfries
Ae has a superb variety of green, blue and red graded trails, an extreme downhill section for the serious experts, and a skills area for honing your technique.
Mabie, near Dumfries
Catering for beginners right through to the most experienced riders: there’s a skills area and great trails that snake through the woods.
Dalbeattie, near Dumfries
Dalbeattie has a relaxed feel – but the riding is far from dull. It’s renowned amongst the 7stanes for its technical trails, granite features and great coastal views.
Glentrool, in Galloway
The trails here offer fun routes for families and beginners, a great blue-grade trail and a long forest road-based ride, all with stunning scenery.
Newcastleton, near the Borders
Newcastleton has fantastic trails - suitable for all levels - but few crowds. Bikers reckon it’s the ‘best-kept secret’ of the 7stanes.
Innerleithen, near Peebles
Renowned for its four downhill trails, Innerleithen is a thrill seeker's dream. There's also an excellent red-graded cross-country trail.
What are the 7 stanes?
7stanes is more than just a name. 'Stane' is the Scots word for stone, and at each of the 7stanes locations, you'll find a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend. Find out all about the 7 stanes.
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Developing Mountain Biking
Whether you’re interested in places to ride, a skills course, a biking holiday or want to get involved professionally, you’ll find stacks of useful information at Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland.
Bike Events Scotland
If you’re itching to challenge yourself, compete against other bike riders, or looking for social rides and charity cycling events across Scotland, find all the latest event news at Bike Events Scotland.
Scottish CyclingTo find events, get advice about all six disciplines of cycling and discover how to get more involved in the sport, visit the national governing body for cycling in Scotland - Scottish Cycling.