Ordnance Survey Landranger Map #73


Carsphairn forest offers an array of tracks and roads that  are perfect for mountain biking with some great views and sights of historical interest.


Access to Carsphairn Forest is found via the A713 north of the village.


Another route enjoyed by cyclists is from Carsphairn to Moniaive using the B729. Not only is there beautiful scenery and historical sites, but you can take a little diversion down the Water o’Ken/Lorg glen or turn off the B729 and follow the bicycle byway to B7000 (turn left for Dalry and right for Carsphairn) to experience fantastic views of the Rhinns of Kells – do watch out for timber lorries though.


A third area for mountain bikers within Carsphairn is found in Dundeugh Forest – see the section on walking above for information.


Carsphairn is a great base for cycling and mountain biking in the Glenkens and Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park is famous for it’s off-road mountain bike routes. The Seven Stanes cycle route is made up of eight mountain biking centres across southern Scotland, with 5 in Dumfries & Galloway and 2 in the Galloway Forest Park, namely; Glentrool and Newton Stewart. Their excellent website will give you all the information you need: