About Glentrool Visitor Centre
Glentrool Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Galloway hills, where you can pick up maps and information on the hill ranges. The Merrick, South Scotland's highest mountain at nearly 2,800ft can be climbed from Bruce's Stone.
Please be aware there is a diversion on the Southern Upland Way between Caldons and Glenhead please follow on site signage.
Visitor Centre due to Open in June but due to ongoing development work please keep checking this site for updates.
Walking and Cycling trails remain accessible
The Yellow walking trail has diversions in place, from Friday 16th November 2012 for approximately 8 months due to operations. Please adhere to all signage on the trail.
The Big Country Cycling Route (Purple Route) has diversions from the 10th November 2012 to 2nd August 2013. Please adhere to all signage on the route. From Monday 4th February until the end of June there is another diversion that starts at marker 34 to A712 follow country road until connection at marker 39.
- Up to 1 hour, all vehicles: £1.00
- Car up to 3 hours: £2.00
- Car day tariff (expires midnight): £3.00
- Minibus and coach day tariff (expires midnight) £12.00
The Highlands of the Lowlands
Come and sample the Highlands of the Lowlands and sit by the stunning water of Minnoch and falls, beside our tea room which offers information, refreshments and gift shop.
There are waymarked trails, cycle routes and picnic areas. Don't miss Loch Trool and Bruce's Stone which over looks the scene of a battle between Robert the Bruce and the English, just 3 miles past the Visitor Centre.
There is currently a trail closure at Glentrool, For up to date information please see our updates page.
How to get there:
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Other places to go in Galloway Forest Park
- Wild Goat Park
- Barhill Wood
- Red Deer Range
- Bennan Wood
- Laurieston - Kennick Burn
- Cally Woods
- Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre
- Whitefield Loch
- Knockman Wood
- Camer Wood
- Penninghame Pond
- High Camer wood
- Galloway Forest Drives
- Carrick - Loch Doon
- Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
- Cally Woods
- Murray's Birthplace
What's on in Galloway Forest Park
- Roving Ranger 2013 Thursday 30 May 2013
- Nightjars at Night Time Wednesday 19 June 2013
Wednesday 26 June 2013
- Dragonflies at Knockman Wood Friday 28 June 2013
- Woodland Wednesday's Wednesday 3 July 2013
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Wednesday 7 August 2013
Wednesday 14 August 2013
- Fishing Day Friday 5 July 2013
Sunday 28 July 2013
Saturday 17 August 2013
Saturday 31 August 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Sunday 22 September 2013
- Butterflies and Moths at Knockman Friday 26 July 2013
|The Merrick Footpath
|There are cycling routes available starting at the visitor centre, including the Glentrool 58 km 7stanes trail.
Palgowan cycle route
|There is open access for horse riding on all forest roads in Galloway Forest Park (except where roads may be closed for timber haulage etc)|
|Extensive education service offered throughout Galloway Forest Park. Contact details below for more information|
|Fishing permits are available for Loch Braden, Loch Dee, Black Loch, Loch of the Lowes, Lillies Loch, Spectacle Loch, Garwachie, Loch Eldrig, Stroan Loch, Linfern Loch and Palnure Burn. Permits can be purchased at any of the Visitor Centres.|
Contact:Galloway Forest District