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.
Excellent lunch after a forest walk. Easily accommodated the needs of a six month old, a 2 year old and a dairy and soya free adult. Waitress was friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about dietary options without referral to the kitchen. The food was very good and the log burning stove made it very cosy on a dreich day.