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Kirroughtree 7 Stanes

There’s fun for the whole family at Kirroughtree, one of the world class 7 Stanes mountain biking locations. Featuring an outstanding variety of green, blue and red graded trails, there’s an extreme downhill section for the serious experts, and a skills area for honing your technique too.

Kirroughtree is one of the three visitor centres within the UK’s only Dark Sky Park. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the stars, so look out for the information panels at the visitor centre for all the information.

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Kirroughtree 7 Stanes

No matter the time of year, there’s plenty to see and do at Kirroughtree. It’s a great place for a walk, and you might spot some wildlife along the way. Head out to the Wild Watch Hide and keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels and woodland birds, or if you’re after a lunch spot, Bruntis Loch is the perfect picnic setting.

The adventure play park and orienteering course are both fantastic options for kids, especially if you have little adventurers that need to burn off some energy! Several of the trails are easy going underfoot, ideal for pushchairs.

The Gem Stone

At each of the 7 Stanes locations, you’ll find a unique stone sculpture, known as a ‘stane’ in Scotland, reflecting a local myth or legend.

All of the stanes are found in prominent locations on the different trails in the forests, accessible on foot or by bike, and they range in size from one to three metres high and two to six tons in weight.

Known as the 7Stanes’ hidden gem, Kirroughtree’s standing stane reflects its mysterious qualities. The Gem Stone is inspired by the trail’s reputation, as well as the nearby Creetown Gem Rock Museum. The 1.75 ton stone is made from beautiful Scottish pink quartz.


The main gateway to the Galloway Forest Park, Kirroughtree was rebuilt in 2013, improving standards and meeting visitor requirements.

Fully accessible inside and out, there is a lovely restaurant serving delicious food, as well as a shop, bike hire, and picnic area. Changing places, easy access facilities and toilets are available for visitors.

Please remember that car parking charges may apply.

Getting to Kirroughtree 7 Stanes

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is just off the A75 at Palnure, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Newton Stewart.

Turn off the A75 at Palnure, following the signs to Kirroughtree Visitor Centre. Keep following the signs for about ½ mile (1 km), until you reach the car park.

The car park is at grid reference NX 452 646.

Using SatNav? DG8 7BE is the nearest postcode.

Please note: despite what your satnav may suggest, it’s recommended that you stay on the A75 until Palnure and turn off to the visitor centre there.

(Trail information: Forestry Commission Scotland)

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