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Whitecairn

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

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 and access

Walking
Walking

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.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Couple and dog walking through woods besides river in winter

Woods, water, hills and history

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Visitor centre
Visitor centre
Tourist information
Tourist information
Distance from 'Whitecairn': 0.60 miles
Bruce's stone at Loch Trool at night

Short walk to one of Scotland's most beautiful views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Whitecairn': 2.63 miles
Close up of fern leaves lying on moss

An ancient semi-natural woodland, home to wildflowers and many birds

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Distance from 'Whitecairn': 3.23 miles

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