Explore the peaceful forest roads between the Queen's Way and Kirroughtree on foot, by bike or on horseback


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.

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Life's essentials

There's toilets and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop at Newton Stewart.

You'll also find parking, toilets, including accessible facilities, refreshments and souvenirs at Kirroughtree and Clatteringshaws Visitor Centres at either end of the Queen's Way.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

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.

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800


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.

Using SatNav?

DG8 7AE is the nearest postcode.

The route passes close to Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, so you can join the trail there if you prefer.

Nearby places

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.

You’ll also find the Wild Goat Park and Red Deer Range along the Queen’s Way. Here you can meet Scotland’s largest mammal, the red deer, and our rare and ancient breed of goats.

The forest park visitor centres of Kirroughtree and Clatteringshaws are at each end of the Queen’s Way. Stop off for more great trails as well as cafés, toilets and souvenirs.

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