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.
The whole stay was fantastic, very helpful, friendly staff. We were looking for a relaxing week and we definitely got it. We had the penthouse (room 12). It was very spacious, clean and the views of the grounds are excellent. Very quiet which is what we wanted.
The breakfasts are huge, freshly cooked and more than enough. It set us up for the whole day. I can't praise this lovely hotel and the staff we met enough. If you're after tranquility and a relaxing break, this is the place for you. There's plenty of car parking, lovely walks around the area.
Check out the red kite feeding station about 30mins drive also the Bainloch deer park...excellent!!
Thank you for a lovely stay Phillipa, we will definitely recommend this to family and friends and we will return in the autumn with my parents...