GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dalbeattie ForestWalks

2 miles (2.6 km)

This large area of woodland in inDumfries and Galloway is a great place for walking and cycling.
You can start the walk at the Dalbeattie Forest Town Wood car park at the northern end of the woods at postcode DG5 4QX. From here pick up trails heading east to visit the pretty Plantain Loch. On the way look out for red squirrels in the trees and grey heronsaround the water.
For cyclists there are some great seperate mountain bike trails to try. It's renowned for the challenging granite slabs and a fine single track, technical section as well as a good skills track. You can start off at the 7stanes Dalbeattie car park at postcode DG5 4QU.

Postcode

DG5 4QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Dalbeattie Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dalbeattie Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head south to visit the National Trust's Rockcliffe.
Mabie Forest is also not far and has more good woodland trails and mtb tracks to try.
To the west is Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch where there's some beautiful gardens and a lochside trail with lots of wildlife to see.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Car park, Dalbeattie Town Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1531540

Car park, Dalbeattie Town Woods

Cycle Trail in Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392803

Cycle Trail 1

Cycle Trail in Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392767

Cycle Trail 2

Smithland Loch in Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392873

Smithland Loch

Track in Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392865

Track view

Picnic area, Dalbeattie Town Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1531545

Picnic area, Dalbeattie Town Woods

The Slab in Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392848

Some cyclists contemplate The Slab on one of the cycle trails in Dalbeattie Forest

Dalbeattie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 392810

Flowering gorse

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Dalbeattie Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Dalbeattie Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)