Cycling in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is the home of cycling, the bicycle was invented here by Kirkpatrick McMillan in 1840, so it’s no surprise we have some of the best cycling routes in the country.

The forests of Mabie, Dalbeattie and Ae offer signposted routes to suit everyone’s taste. Families may want to opt for a quiet forest track, whilst the more adventurous can explore the many off-road routes.If you’re after adventure on your bike you’ll love the world class mountain bike centres, the 7 Stanes. Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree and Mabie Forests are already creating a buzz in the mountain biking world, with their spine tingling drop offs and spectacular single track. For further information about off-road tracks visit

The Ken Bridge Hotel is a superb base for off-road mountain biking, with a maze of fire tracks in the forests and newly designed trails through the park and adjacent hills. The roads around the hotel are quiet and offer some excellent touring amongst wonderful scenery.

The hotel has secure storage for cycles. Bike hire is available locally.

Explore the area while staying at The Ken Bridge or Rowan Cottage

The Ken Bridge Hotel and Rowan Cottage are ideally situated enabling you to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer from Castles and Historic attractions to numerous outdoor activities. Here are just a few to help you choose when planning your holiday.

Castles and Historic Attractions

Dumfries & Galloway


Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway

Blessed by beautiful gardens.


Museums & Visitor Centres

In Dumfries & Galloway


Outlander and
Sam Heughan

Sam's Homeland



In Dumfries & Galloway


Bird Watching

in Dumfries & Galloway



Dumfries & Galloway is great for cycling



Golf in Dumfries & Galloway



Fishing near The Ken Bridge


Horse riding

In Dumfries & Galloway


Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities not too far from the Ken Bridge Hotel



Shooting, Stalking & Clay Pigeon in Dumfries & Galloway


10 en-suite bedrooms offering single, twin, double, triple or family accommodation.

Campsite is featured on the Cool Camping website & received the highest rating by the Tiny Campsites Book

The Ken Bridge kitchen prides itself in providing chef created meals using local produce wherever possible.

A warm welcome awaits you at
The Ken Bridge Hotel

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“ Really enjoyed our meal. Proper pub food was just what we needed and this didn't disappoint. The staff went out of their way to open doors and get a highchair for our little one. The place was clean and reasonably priced.”

Rachael MacLeod

"Everything was really good from the staff, facilities, atmosphere & mostly the good. The children's ice cream with miniature smarties, wafer & chocolate sauce went down a treat with our daughter.
Definitely will return in the future if over in that direction."

David Harkness

"Stopped by on the off chance of food and were blown away! We are lactose intolerant and the menu was very easy to navigate for all allergies, the owners even went the extra mile to make sure we had a desert,
not something we are used to!"

Ben Jones

"Had a Sunday roast there today, it was first class and would recommend, welcome and service was really good and coffee by the river (about ten yards from the restaurant) was so peaceful and beautiful."

Freddy Matthews
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