A peaceful corner
Head for this quiet area of forest near Newton Stewart for a circular trail with great views that takes you past Kirroughtree Visitor Centre – the perfect half-way point to stop for refreshments at the café.
There's toilets and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop at Newton Stewart.
A fine circuit around Larg Hill that’s ideal for cycling or horse riding. Great views over Newton Stewart and Cairnsmore of Fleet.
Firm, wide gravel surface throughout, with some loose, uneven and occasionally muddy sections. Includes some fairly steep slopes.
3 ½ miles / 5.5 km Allow 2 hours
Mountain biking trails
Horse-riding at Glenamour
The wide forest roads here make this an ideal place for horse-riding – and there's room in the car park for a couple of horse boxes.
How to get here
This circular trail starts at the Glenamour car park on the Queen's Way (A712) near Newton Stewart. Take the A712 from Newton Stewart. Look out for the car park on your right hand side after about a mile (1.5 km).
The car park is at grid reference NX 441 672.
DG8 7AE is the nearest postcode.
The route passes close to Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, so you can join the trail there if you prefer.
There are lots of other interesting places to visit along the Queen’s Way.
Visit Talnotry to find out more about Alexander Murray, one of Galloway’s most famous sons, and the monument that celebrates his achievements. There are trails here to the monument, an atmospheric woodland artwork and the picturesque Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall.
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