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Galloway has an excellent network of quiet rural roads to discover. Enjoy a few days of stress free touring.

Galloway has an excellent network of quiet rural roads to discover. Enjoy a few days of stress free touring. Follow one of the signposted trails, or, invent your own using maps and guides which are available at the tourist information centres. The area also offers a wide range of activates for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O Galloway, the Coco Bean chocolate factory (Twynholm) or learning to kayak and shoot a bow & arrow at Laggan Outdoor which also has one of the longest zip wire in Europe, you’ll be sure to find something to suit everyone’s tastes.

 
 

The Gatehouse area and Dumfries and Galloway offer many exciting and beautiful cycle paths. You can go straight from your door here or travel over to dalbeattie and enjoy the “7 Stanes challenge”. Whether it is road biking or off road biking you enjoy, there is something for everyone.

If fishing is your thing there are many places to go in our area. To fish on the local lochs there are boat keys available at the local spar shop in Gatehouse. Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright angling association can be contacted through there website. Gorsebank fishery near Dalbeattie also has excellent ponds for Carp and Trout.

 

Solway Coast Heritage Trail

This 190 mile route takes you through the beautiful scenery of the Solway coast to the Mull of Galloway, historic monuments, ruined castles, abbeys. Flourishing gardens and fascinating museums , not to mention a host of charming villages and towns in which to stop off for refreshments, stretching your legs or a spot of shopping.

 

There’s Wildlife Everywhere

Galloway is a sanctuary for wildlife. Look out for red deer, wild goats, birds of prey, otters, red squirrels and of course the distinctive striped Belted Galloway cattle, fondly known as ‘Belties’ by the locals. We also have the “Red Kite Trail” which is an exciting birdwatching opportunity to view spectacular red kites in the heart of Galloway.

 

Cream O’ Galloway

Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre offers a full day filled with deliciously good fun for visitors of all ages. Karts, bikes, slides, rides, woodland adventure playground and more await you and your family for a day of wholesome fun which will surely mark as one of the high spots of your holiday.

 

Walking

Tackle challenging ranges and summits. Merrick (2764 ft). Cairnsmore of Fleet (2329 ft ) the Rhinns of Kells takes in three summits (2280 ft, 2668 ft and 2446 ft) There are also smaller hills for the less energetic from 1800 ft down to 1000 ft, or, if you prefer, there are lots of woodland or coastal trail paths to enjoy. Or why not join one of the fascinating countryside Ranger guided walks.

 

Golf

With over 30 golf clubs ready to welcome you and share with you some of the great range of parkland or coastal links at championship or holiday fun level. Whilst taking in some delightful scenery. Now it’s even easier to organise a golf holiday as there is a Gateway to Golf pass, which gives you discounted golf on up to 10 courses over three or five days. This is available through the tourist information centre in Dumfries. Telephone number 01387 253862.

 

Bird-watchers’ Paradise

Dumfries and Galloway provides so many excellent quality habitats. There is great bird-watching at any time of year. The Solway is one of the most important estuaries in Britain with up to 40,000 wildfowl and 83,000 waders resident during the winter period. Copies of the local RSPB bird walks are available from the tourist information centres.

 

 

About Us

The Clark Family have been in the tourist industry for over 25 years. Its our passion to provide our guests with a great base for your Galloway adventures. Woodland walks and access to the national cycle network from your doorstep.

Accommodation

Our cottages are all built in the natural stone of the area. They have been converted out of the old part of the farm steading to form 5 properties sleeping from one to six people.

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