Dalbeattie Forest Walks
This large area of woodland in in Dumfries 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 herons around 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.
PostcodeDG5 4QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Dalbeattie Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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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.