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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

  • 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
  • The beautiful views of the Irish Sea from the house led me into a morning run to the beach to discover a stunning landscape of green hills, shallow waters and steep cliffs. Definitely made an exceptional start to my Saturday! The house is furnished to a very high standard and made us feel cost and warm. For those wanting to spend quality time with their friends, this is the perfect retreat (the house accommodates 13 people!).
    Manuel Fernandez Isabel- Craigbittern
  • We were very fortunate to stay at Craigbittern with our friends while we had a weekend in Sandy Hills. It's a gorgeous, well appointed house with everything thought out. The kitchen is fully equipped, there's a game room, a den, a nice sitting room, a living room with a fire place, a full-dining etc. Really recommended for a big group of friends or family. Craigbittern is big enough for people to go about their own thing - go for a walk on the beach, read, watch movies, enjoy the fire in the living room, play pingpong, nap, etc. Can't wait to go back and enjoy a weekend away from the city!
    Ben Yarker- Craigbittern
  • My first trip to Scotland was to gorgeous Craigbittern House. Stayed with 10+ friends, loved the beautiful landscape, long walks and coming "our" stylish (decorated so tastefully!), comfortable house to enjoy the fireplace. They thought of everything, including the a big collection of dvds and a game room! Best weekend getaway and can't wait to go back to explore more!
    Idil Akyol-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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