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Mountain biking heaven

Definitely Mabie


Mountain Biking & Mabie House

Mabie House Hotel is ideally located on the trailhead of 7 Stanes Mabie and a great base to hit the Dalbeattie and Ae trails from. With bike washing facilities and secure overnight storage, it’s the perfect place to bike, eat, stay and then relax. Mabie is the original home of mountain biking in Dumfries & Galloway, and the first purpose built trail centre of it’s kind in the region (way before the days of the 7 Stanes project).

With a choice of Red (19km), Blue (10km) and Green (8km) trails and an Orange graded jump and skills park, Mabie offers something for everyone regardless of ability, age or fitness.

The views across the wide and windy Solway coast are as spectacular as the singletrack, with climbs, hops, drops, huge berms and natural sections galore.


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Mabie Forest


Mabie Forest is steeped in mountain biking folklore. Since the early 90’s Mabie led the way in Scottish waymarked trails.

Thanks to Rik Allsop, now working his magic at nearby Drumlanrig, Mabie developed into a popular ‘trail centre’ – perhaps the first in Scotland. When the 7 Stanes project came along in 2001, bringing tens of thousands of mountain bikers with it, the trails at Mabie received a necessary upgrade with new all-weather surfaced trails being built. If you know where you are going, you can still enjoy some of the original ‘natural’ singletrack mountain biking at Mabie.

The new generation of 7 Stanes trails at Mabie feature tight singletrack sections that arrive in stages. The 7 Stanes trail twists and turns on itself and there are always opportunities to repeat a section or miss a section out if you can understand your trail map. Mabie Forest itself has a beautiful mixture of indigenous and plantation trees and there are plenty of quiet spots with good views on the way round.

Mabie really is a beautiful forest to ride a bike in, no matter your ability. The Blue loops make the most of this and take you past the lochs in the forest.

Another Happy Customer

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...

Joanne, Lancaster - 21 Jun 2016
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