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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


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Whitecairn Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Ancient burial cairn behind Glentrool village

A very short but fairly strenuous 'there-and-back' trail to reach an ancient burial cairn hidden amongst the trees.

Facilities & access

The nearest public toilets (including accessible facilities), a cosy café and a small selection of gifts and souvenirs can be found at nearby Glentrool Visitor Centre.

Getting here

The trail at Whitecairn begins in Glentrool Village. Head up the road that skirts the east side of the Community Centre and playing fields. As the road begins to bend left, keep an eye out for a path between the houses marked by a green post with a white band.

Using SatNav?

DG8 6SY is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The bus service between Newton Stewart and Girvan stops at Glentrool Village. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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