The Glen

The Glen Stats

Grade: Green - Easy
Distance: 6Km
Singletrack: 35 %
Estimated Time To Ride The Route: 1 hr

The Glen and Palgowan trails start out together sharing track on the blue route. The trail crosses the Black Linn Bridge and meanders along its banks, through tall larch trees, before joining forest track.

 

Continue climbing out of the trees and onto a section of contouring singletrack, following it to a road crossing where you can choose your route.

 

If you take the Glen route continue on the same gentle singletrack as the blue route around the Pulnagashel Glen before dropping back down on forest tracks which lead back to the visitor centre.

The Trails view grading charts

Visitor Comments

tony and sophie(7 years old)
09/08/12
Did The Glen a couple of weeks ago and it was well cool, views were fantastic. Quite hard for a 7 year old but still very enjoyable!
Stacey
15/05/10
Luckily living only an hour away makes Glentrool very accessible for me, as I begin my mountain biking career anew after a gap of ten years. Have ridden both green routes and the blue route over the last week or so, and loved every minute of it, even the climbs. Today was great - beautiful warm sunshine as we tackled The Palgowan and Green Tor. The Green Tor (blue route) scared the living daylights out of me but was still a huge amount of fun. Highly recommended, and I know how lucky I am to have this practically on my doorstep!

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Facilities

Catering

Glentrool visitors centre will be open from the 21st March onwards from 10am - 4pm daily.

For more information please contact: 01671 840302.

 

Parking

Car parking is available at Glentrool Visitor Centre. Parking costs £1 per hour, £2 for up to 3 hours and £3 for all day.

More than 7 people would be classed as a minibus, which is £12 for a day.

 

Toilets

New toilet block now open which is located within the visitor centre.

Bike Hire

There is a bike hire service available from The Breakpad Bike and Outdoor Shop.

Opening Times
March: Thurs - Sun
10am - 4.30pm
April onwards: Mon - Sun
10am - 5pm

They offer a wide range of demo and hire bikes, bike sales, with a fully equipped workshop for service and repairs.  Bike wash facilities are available.

Tel 01671 401303 or contact www.thebreakpad.com for more details.

 

Kirkcowan Cycles is 7 miles west of Newton Stewart for bike sales, repairs, servicing, parts, accessories and cycle hire.

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm (Year Round)

Tel 01671 830286

Visit www.kirkcowancycles.co.uk

www.courtyardcyclehire.co.uk

 

Trail Conditions

Current at 16th October 2014

Trails: The Glen trail is now open. The other trails are open but with diversions.

Conditions: Take care as there may be fallen trees - please report to ranger.

Diversions:

Diversions on the Big Country (purple) trail and the Green Torr (blue) trail due to harvesting.

More Info: contact Ben, the ranger, on 0141 5555 820 for more information.

 

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