Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

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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 .

Map / DG8 7BE . Area Click On Map . 10 Large Images . Biking 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 Nights.

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 Stone.

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 around.

Cairnsmore of Fleet Hiking Photo Guide .

Large Click on Map of the Area . OS Map of the Area.

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 northeast.

Kirroughtree Images