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.
The visitor centre centre is currently closed for the winter. The centre will reopen on the 21st March 10am - 4pm daily.
Please be aware that we have harvesting operations in the Loch Dee area. This is part of the Southern Upland Way and also a core path, the trail is not closed but you might encounter vehicles on the forest road. (Core path)
- 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.
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
- Kirroughtree Christmas Tree Sales Centre
What's on in Galloway Forest Park
- Forest Park Festival Friday 11 April 2014 to Monday 14 April 2014
- Easter at Kirroughtree 2014 Sunday 20 April 2014
|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