A village in the heart of Biosphere / Galloway Forest. Glentrool and Bargrennan Trust support the community to the benefit of people and nature.
The Glentrool area has an amazing diversity of wildlife and landscape, from moorland to ancient oak woodlands, gushing burns to remote lochs.
Pine martens are thriving in the forests although you will be very lucky to see this nocturnal carnivore. You are much more likely to come across the blood thirsty Scottish midge so remember to bring insect repellent on damp days with no breeze.
Discover clues to the past such as ancient tombs that scatter this upland landscape including White Cairn a short walk from the village.
Bruce’s stone marks the site of a famous victory by Robert the Bruce over the English army in 1307.
Remains of field enclosure, old farmsteads, mills and mines can be found on the hills and in the woodlands.
Galloway’s landscape and its legends inspired Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859-1914) writer who set many of his adventures including his best seller The Raiders around the Merrick.
Andrew McCormick used his knowledge to write about the landscape and people in his book ‘Galloway: The spell of its hills & glens’.
The wilderness of the hills scattered with lochs provide the space to find peace. It is so quiet that you can almost hear the grass growing!
Rosnes benches help you see the landscape from a different viewpoint.
Dark skies surround you on cloudless nights.
Explore the many walking routes through the rugged countryside of Glentrool.
Glentrool is also one of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.
Andy Priestman makes wood fired porcelain and stoneware incorporating local materials including clays, sands and wood ash.
The area has many craft producers in the area including a group called Galloway Creatives who are an eclectic mix of artists and makers holding exciting and varied exhibitions of work inspired by the natural beauty of the area.