i'll check out this penport and see what the size is, 2 miles from drum so could be a good option.
^^^^ it's Penpont not penport!
It's a nice little village and dead easy to get to Thornhil or Drum. By the way if you're planning a weekend and you want to stay in that area, talk to Rik and ask him about Durisdeer trails, as there are plenty good loops around there, with some killer climbs and some awesome descents!! Plus strike the weather right and you'll get some amazing views across southwest Scotland.
There is another nice loop right out of Penpont up via Scaur Water and down the next valley, you ride along the top of the ridge using the southern upland way. So could be another option for you all?
Obviously Rik is a fountain of all knowledge of the Drum estate, I've known him for many a year and ridden a few good trails with him back in the day when he used to ride an Orange Alumium O.
But if you want to ask any other info by all means ask away.