The home of Kirkpatrick McMillan, inventor of the first bicycle with pedals, is only a few miles away and the area is renowned for having many exceptional bike trails. The 7 Stanes (or stones) are individually graded trails each featuring a stone sculpture to reflect a local myth or legend.There are also graded trails in the woods surrounding Drumlanrig Castle and bikes can be hired from Rik’s Bike Shed in the stable yard.
The River Nith, Scaur Water and other local lochs and rivers offer fishing. Permits are available for both sea trout and salmon fishing from Drumlanrig Castle. Drum Fishery is a “Catch & release” 8 acre trout loch stocked with rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Blues on the Dalswinton Estate near Auldgirth. Fish from 2lb to 15lb.