- 7stanes Ae Forest
- 7stanes Dalbeattie
- 7stanes Kirroughtree
- 7stanes Mabie
- Carrick Forest
- Clatteringshaws Loch
- Drumlanrig Castle to St Johns Town of Dalry
- Glentrool and Clatteringshaws Loch
- Lochinvar Circular
- Lowther Hills and the River Clyde
- Lowther Hills Circular
- Newton Stewart to the Isle of Whithorn
- Stranraer to Dunbar
- Stranraer to Newton Stewart
- The Merrick Circle
With a range of trails to choose from, get active and enjoy the great outdoors at 7stanes Dalbeattie. Experience the wide variety of routes - from the green to the more challenging black routes, there are options here for all levels of rider.
Green – Ironhash Trail, 11.5 km
Blue – Moyle Hill Trail, 14 km
Red – Hardrock Trail, 25 km
Black – Hardrock Trail sections: Volunteer Ridge, The Slab and Qualifier, The Terrible Twins, Log on Log off, Shakey Jakey, Eye of The Needle
Dalbeattie is your classic xc trail centre. Over the last few years, much of the long forest road sections that marred the start and end of the blue and red routes have gone and been replaced by sweet flowing single-track, raised wooden trail and much more. The red graded Hardrock Trail certainly lives up to its name, at 25 km it's definitely hard, and most certainly rocky.
As well as offering excellent technical single-track trails, there are also numerous easier - or should that be less challenging - options for all levels of rider.
Dalbeattie has become most famous for The Slab, a 15 m long almost vertical slab of granite rock. The best strategy is to point your bike down it and hope for the best (and on no account touch the brakes half way down). But another option which will be infinitely preferable to many - is to avoid it altogether, taking the glorious bit of single-track trail that loops around and comes out beneath it.
Overall, Dalbeattie can by enjoyed by both beginners and enthusiasts, and as for The Slab, it draws mixed opinions - some love it, others wonder what all the fuss is about. Why not find out for yourself?
From Dumfries take the A711 heading south west for 13 miles to Dalbeattie. Go through the town and follow the A710 for 1 mile to Dalbeattie Forest.
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