Paths of enlightenment
With the remnants of ideas and experiments to be found at every turn, riding in Mabie Forest is like taking a tour through a trail-building laboratory.
Mabie Forest: the trail guide
- Mabie Skills Area
- Green Big Views Loop 8km, 1-2 hours
- Blue Woodhead Loop 10km, 1-2 hours
- Red Phoenix Trail 19km 1.5-2.5 hours
Sleeping and eating
Right at the trailhead there is a great mix of accommodation, and you won’t have to go far to find your perfect bed for the night, whatever your budget. Mabie House Hotel has excellent rooms, but also its own camping pods in the grounds, which means you can get up, throw a leg over your bike and hit the trail straight away.
Fixing your bike
The bike shop on site has closed for now but there is a long-term plan to rebuild it. The nearest shops for now would be in Dumfries: Wheels both have workshops with plenty of spares.