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Mabie
Galloway hills
Mabie forest is one of the 7stanes routes and the forest trail singletracks are a good hour or two
of fun.
Mabie Forest Landranger  84


Route in brief
63 km, 700m forest roads and tarmac


Start at Mabie forest car park which is pay and display (GR 950708).
Ric had a bike shop here a while back  and it was Ric  who drew this route for me on a Forest of
Solway map.
From the car park go up and behind the buildings which include Ric’s bike shed.
Go west 2 km and turn off down a rougher track to the east side of Lochaber Loch.
At the south east end of the loch go right and left to reach the minor road (GR  932692).
Cross the road and enter Trostan forest.
This road ends in 1.5 km, however a few yards further there is another track.
Go right on this and enjoy a fast descent to the minor road west of New Abbey.
Cycle west 2km on the minor road and turn left into the fishery.
Go left behind the fishery and then right after 1km.
A new track not shown on the Forest of Solway map leads over between Cull Hill and Miekle Hard
Hill and down to 1 km east of Caulkerbush (GR 938570).
Cycle west and on to the B793 forking off after 4 km at Auchenskeoch Lodge.
Turn into the forest at (GR 884610). After about 1km, at the  gliding club sign, keep right
along the north side of Maidenpap.
Follow the forest road and exit at Glaisters.
Continue across the A711 to Kirkgudeon and following minor roads to Beeswing.
Cross the A711 again and cycle past Loch Arthur  turning left into the forest.
Climb over Locharthur Hill, past Lochaber Loch and return to the start.
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