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outdoor activities in dumfries and galloway

 

Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect holiday location for those who love the great outdoors. There are plenty of pursuits to choose from, please get in touch with the individual company to pre-book or enquire.

Please be aware that due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the below companies may be working on restricted hours or may be closed.  Please check with each business prior to visiting to ensure you are not disappointed.

Waterski and Wakeboard School Based on Loch Ken, private tuition for individuals or groups available. Beginners are welcome.

Based on Loch Ken, Galloway Activity Centre is open to day visitors and has activities for all ages including laser tag, aquatic obstacle course and climbing wall. Cafe on site.

mountain biking dumfries and galloway 7 stanes

Forest Estate Experience Many activities to choose from including clay pigeon shooting to trout fishing, rifle shooting, game shooting and deer stalking.  In the stunning surroundings of the 11,000 acre Forrest Estate, this is a great place for couples, families or large groups to have a go at country sports with expert tuition. Based near St John’s Town of Dalry.

7 Stanes Biking heaven! Seven popular locations with numerous trails to choose from; five of which are located within the region.

Galloway Forest Situated in the heart of Galloway, southern Scotland, the Galloway Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland offers spectacular views and a diversity of dramatic scenery. Three hundred square miles of wild
beauty are waiting to be explored, here, in Britain’s largest forest park. Don’t miss the Otterpools on the Raiders Road Forest Drive, a perfect place to stop for a picnic.

Red Kites Display, Laurieston. Part of the Galloway Kite Trail a spectacular display to witness. Feeding daily at 2pm at Visitors Centre with hot drinks and cakes. Admission charge £5 adults children free.

 

As well as some of these amazing outdoor activities Dumfries and Galloway offers magnificent scenery. From its rolling hills, beautiful secluded beaches and picturesque villages you will never be short of places to explore and take in the wondrous sights.

Happy Clients who have stayed with us

  • What a perfect place to celebrate with friends! The house is beautiful with real fires and huge sofas to relax on with a film, book or just enjoy the wonderful sea views - the beach is just across from the house. We had fun playing table tennis in the games room! The surrounding area is great for walking but I found it hard to leave the house and gardens as this is one of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed at!
    Ros Rowcroft- Craigbittern
  • Perfect is the only way to describe this property and it's surroundings. The house itself set in a stunning location, with each room furnished to a very high standard is so warming and welcoming. If you can pull yourself away from the property, you are never short of things to do, with the beach across the road and coastal walk to the beautiful coastal villages Rockliffe and Kippford. Such an amazing place, perfect for a family get together or group of friends, can't recommend enough. Will definitely be back in the near future.
    Kristofer Lorimer- Craigbittern
  • What a stunning house. We loved everything from the fully stocked kitchen to the cosy decor to the open fires and luxurious bedrooms. They've thought of everything - even a games room, x box, and treasure hunt for the kids!
    Jenny Fitzgerald-Craigbittern
  • We were lucky enough to be the first guests here to welcome in the New Year at Craigbittern. The house is huge and beautifully furnished and decorated. Everything you can think of has been provided - a kitchen equipped to cook roast goose for 12, a treasure hunt and games for the kids, an Xbox, table football and table tennis for the big kids, books, jigsaws and more dvds than we have at home! The weather was perfect, which meant the walk through to Kippford on New Year's Day was stunning. All in all an amazing weekend in an amazing house.
    Emma Porter- Craigbittern
  • Okay, so the best thing about Craigbittern was the space, it was large enough not to be tripping over each other (we were three families, including 6 teenagers). We often go away together, but in other places we have been a bit cramped at some point (parking, kitchen, dining, whatever..). Actually the dinning room is fabulous and we all sat together at the table for dinner which does not happen very often any more. And the games room was a hit. Oh, and I got 4G (on Vodafone) which is a rarity in this part of the country. The wifi’s fine, but it was getting hammered by the kids. We had a very lovely holiday stay in a chilly mid-February and would very happily come back again
    Iain Forrest-Craigbittern

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