Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated in
Galloway southwest Scotland, 27 miles east of
46 miles west of Dumfries, off the A75 road, by Newton Stewart village. Locals pronounce
the name Koutrie. Website .
Map / DG8 7BE .
Area Click On Map . 10 Large Images .
This is a very popular mountain bike park with a
number of testing routes, one of the Seven Stanes
Mountain Bike Centre's. The park also has a number of
walking and hiking routes with the 2,332 ft
Cairnsmore of Fleet being the highest of a few
interesting hills/mountains in the area.
The image second top is of the Kids Play in front
of the visitor centre.
The image of the entrance to the visitor centre at
Kirroughtree shows the notice boards that give
information on the areas attractions. Also the skies,
as this area is so remote, it is classed as a dark
skies area, ideal for viewing the stars. Dark Sky Event
This park is so popular, a new larger visitor
centre was built around 2015 with a cafe that has
great views towards the mountains.
The visitor centre also has a large bike shop for
sales, repairs and hire. This is the largest bike
shop and hire centre in Dumfries & Galloway,
supplying bicycle equipment of the best quality.
Bike Shop Website . Bike Trails Info
The main cycle route has a large stone carved like
a diamond, situated next to a loch, known as the Gem
Kirroughtree Forest Park has a number of walks
that start from the car park, each trail marked by a
different colour. The popular Viewpoint Trail is
way marked in red.
The image bottom is of the 2,332 ft Cairnsmore of
Fleet. There is a road from the visitor centre to the
trail for Cairnsmore of Fleet, but that is a fair
hike through winding roads, good if you have a bike
and an OS Map. There is a car park about 1 mile south
of the visitor centre at Cairnsmore House, from where
the main trail starts.
The image bottom is of Cairnsmore of Fleet summit
in December. There is an aviation monument here,
cairn, shelter, and trig point. Also, great views all
Cairnsmore of Fleet Hiking Photo
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Area . OS Map of the
The Clatteringshaws and Glentrool Visitor
Centre's for biking and hiking are connected by
biking trails, although you may need an OS Map to
find your way between the centre's. Hill Walking OS Guide