Useful Contacts

Below are some useful links to activities in the area or further afield

7 Stanes

7 Stanes

.Mabie 7stanes trails:

Big Views Loop (green grade)
Woodhead Loop (blue grade)
Phoenix Trail (red grade)

Mabie forest is steeped in mountain biking folklore. Since the early 90's Mabie led the way in Scottish waymarked trails. Thanks to Rik Allsop, now working his magic at Drumlanrig, Mabie developed into a popular 'trail centre' - perhaps the first in Scotland. When the 7stanes project came along in 2001, bringing tens of thousands of mountain bikers with it, the trails at Mabie received a necessary upgrade with new all-weather surfaced trails being built. If you know where you are going, you can still enjoy some of the original 'natural' singletrack mountain biking at Mabie.

The new generation of 7stanes trails at Mabie feature tight singletrack sections that arrive in stages. The 7stanes trail twists and turns on itself and there are always opportunities to repeat a section or miss a section out if you can understand your trail map. Mabie Forest itself has a beautiful mixture of indigenous and plantation trees and there are plenty of quiet spots with good views on the way round.

Mabie really is a beautiful forest to ride a bike in, no matter your ability. The Blue loops make the most of this and take you past the lochs in the forest. There is a hostel and hotel on site so you can eat, sleep, and drink in the forest itself!


The Skills Area lies a short distance from Marthrown. If you are a new or intermediate rider, its blue and red-graded features are ideal for practising your skills before riding the trails or prior to moving up a trail grade.

Visit South West Scotland

Visit South West Scotland

The South West of Scotland has something for everyone, from forest holidays to family holidays, adventure holidays to road trips. Visit the famous Gretna Green, the spectacular Dumfries House, or the magical Galloway Forest Park.

With 200 miles of stunning coastline, rolling hills and beautiful forests, there is no better place to escape to. Explore on two feet or on two wheels; whether you prefer an exhilarating bike ride or a tranquil forest walk, you will find it here. Discover our fascinating history. Follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, or our national poet Robert Burns.

Mabie House Hotel

Mabie House Hotel

Ideally placed for accommodating your older wedding guests or to wander down for a really good meal being only a mile from Marthrown

Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park

Southwest Scotland, affectionately known as the highlands of the lowlands; The wild beauty of Britain's largest forest park at three hundred square miles with over 400 miles of road is waiting to be explored.

Galloway Country Fair

Galloway Country Fair

Galloway Country Fair, a traditional 2 day event is the largest and best fair in southern Scotland. Held every August it offers a great day out in the country...something for all the family. Forestry Commission Scotland. Mabie Forest is a working forest producing large quantities of valuable timber supplying the UK timber industry with a much in demand resource. To find out more about the work of the Forestry Commission in Scotland, please follow the link.

Forestry Commission Scotland

Forestry Commission of Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland advises and implements forestry policy to protect and expand Scotland's forests and to increase their value to society and the environment. Grants are available for planting trees and managing woodlands.

Sulwath Brewers

Sulwath Brewers

Local producer and suppliers of Real Ales to private party functions at Marthrown of Mabie.

Criffel Coaches Transport Company

Criffel Coaches

Are a small, family run concern, operating quality mini and midi coaches from a base near Dumfries. They take pride in providing a friendly, caring and professional service to the highest standards possible.

Mabie Farm Park

Mabie Farm Park

Nestled beneath the magni´Čücent Mabie Forest with views over the Solway Firth, Mabie Farm Park is original farm fun that's delightful for all ages in all types of weather!

Mud Trek Biking Holidays

Mud Trek

Mountain biking holidays in Wales. Based on the doorstep of the world renowned Brechfa Trails we provide amazing, fully-catered mountain biking week-ends, short breaks & holidays. This is no bunk house! Great accommodation in a stunning location at affordable prices, and with FREE "Off Piste" guiding thrown in too, what more could you ask for?!

Love Camping Campsite Listing

Love Camping

If you love camping and are looking for the best UK campsite for your tented holiday needs, then you've come to the right place! We are passionate about camping and have a large list of campsites all across the UK.

Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory

Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory

Chocolate fun for everyone !!

Cream O Galloway Farm

Cream 0' Galloway

Cream o' Galloway has something for everyone.

There's action and adventure with our adrenaline pumping slides, pedal karts, our unique woodland adventure playground and indoor play areas. Go Boing is like an enormous trampoline, raised up above the ground.
Try your hand at Crazy Golf... on a slope!

Explore the nature trails, do some wildlife spotting in our hide or take part in one of our special wildlife events. There's a designated dog walk where your canine friends can run free and walkers with dogs under control are welcome on the green or purple waymarked nature trails