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Outdoor Activities

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.

 

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

BLaggan outdoor centreased 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.

Laggan Outdoors   Zip wires, archery, water balling, the list goes on! A great day out with a great cafe on site. Located close to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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