Mabie Forest, just on the outskirts of Dumfries nestled in Southern Scotland is home to a vast choice of walks and trails for all ages and abilities, world class 7 Stanes mountain biking trails, adventure playground, wildlife and butterfly reserve.
With stunning views across the picturesque Solway coast and beyond at almost every turn, and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities throughout the forest there really is something for everyone at Mabie.
At the main trailhead car park (charges apply – although hotel guests can park at the hotel for free) there are toilets and picnic benches.
We stayed two nights at the hotel with our two sons. Mabie forest on the doorstep for cycling and walking and we stayed in lovely big room overlooking the garden to the front and had a separate lounge which was a bonus. Comforting food and a toasty dining room with fire on the go. Really pleasant helpful staff - a lovely short break.