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)
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!
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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Glentrool Visitor Centre will be closed for winter from 3rd November 2014, reopening again in March 2015.

For more information please contact: 01671 840302.



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.



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

Bike Hire

Kirkcowan Cycles is in Newton Stewart and offers bike sales, repairs, servicing, parts, accessories and cycle hire.

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 8.30am - 5.30pm (Year Round)
Wed late night opening 8.30am - 8.30pm

 Tel: 01671 401529



The Breakpad Bike and Outdoor Shop

Opening Times
Jan - Fri - Sun/Feb - Thu - 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 on site.  Bike wash facilities are available. 

Call 01671 401303  for more information



Trail Conditions

Current at 20th March 2015

Trails: All open, diversions on Big Country (purple) trail.

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


Diversions on the Big Country (purple) trail. From marker 01, follow diversion signs back to marker 13. No change to riding experience just some different views.

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


Today's Weather

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