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.

Check our advice about safe mountain biking and trail grades before you set off to make sure you select the right route for you and are fully prepared.

7stanes community and trail updates

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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.

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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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