From their website: "Glentrool Visitor Centre has been known as the "gateway to the Galloway hills". Here you can pick up maps and information on the hill ranges. The Merrick, Southern Scotland's highest mountain at nearly 2,800ft can be climbed from Bruce's Stone. This particular point in Galloway is often affectionately known as the "Highlands of the Lowlands" and is also, one of the three welcoming visitor centres situated within the Galloway Forest Park.
Come and sample Galloway and sit by the stunning water of Minnoch and falls, beside the tea room which offers information, refreshments and even a gift shop.
There are waymarked trails, cycle routes and picnic areas. Don't miss Loch Trool and Bruce's Stone which over looks the scene of a battle between Robert the Bruce and the English, just three miles past the Visitor Centre."
Cycle routes in Galloway Forest Park start at Glentrool Visitor Centre.
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*Times and Distances taken from AA Website, based on facilities postcode.