Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated in
Galloway southwest Scotland, 27 miles east of
Stranraer, 46 miles west of Dumfries, off
the A75 road, by Newton Stewart town. Locals
pronounce the name Koutrie. Website .
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 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
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.
Website . Bike Trails
The main cycle route has a large stone
carved like a diamond, situated next to a loch,
known as the Gem Stone.
Kirroughtree Forest Park has a number of
walks that start from the car park, each trail
marked by a different colour. The popular
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 around.
Cairnsmore of Fleet
Hike Photo Guide
Large Click on Map
of the 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 Map .
Other biking centres in the area are
Dalbeattie 7stanes 36 miles
east, Mabie 7stanes 48 miles east,
and Drumlanrig Castle 43 miles