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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 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
  • I stopped here for new year 2016/2017. The house is furnished incredibly well & looks amazing. There was plenty of room for everyone to celebrate without feeling cramped. The house is just across the road from the beach where you can join the coastal path to Kippford & take in the beautiful local scenery. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for somewhere special to stay.
    Stuart Marshall- Craigbittern
  • We stopped here for new year with a large bunch of friends and what a perfect way to see in the new year. The house is amazing and very well equipt, from the decor and furnishings, the hidden den for the kids, cosy throws and a real fire, farmhouse style kitchen and the stunning beach just over the road. There's a lovely coastal walk up to kipford which has stunning views and at the end a pub to enjoy a well earned drink! It's a great holiday home to escape day to day life and I will certainly look forward to spending time here again!
    Rebecca Louise Adam
  • I recently spent the weekend at this beautiful house and recommend it highly. The house itself is decorated and furnished to a very high standard with lots of attention to detail. It's very well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The kids were never bored with the games room, den and toys to keep them entertained. As well as the house being beautiful it is set in beautiful surroundings, right on the beach and with some lovely walks near by. We had a fantastic weekend and hope to return again soon
    Rebecca Cameron Crawley- Craigbittern
  • Stunning house and location that the beautiful pictures don't do justice.
    Jonathan Porter-Craigbittern

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