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It's great outdoors

Galloway Forest Park

Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history. Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and star-strewn night skies.

Forest adventures for everyone

Start exploring at one of the Forest Park’s three visitor centres. Visit Kirroughtree, the gateway centre for Galloway Forest Park, for active adventures. Discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history at Glentrool and enjoy tranquil views over lochs and hills at Clatteringshaws. Kirroughtree and Glentrool are also home to two of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.

A great day out any time of year

The Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, choose from two scenic Forest Drives, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places to stargaze in Europe.

Find out more in our guide to Galloway Forest Park.

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Kirroughtree

The ideal place to start your forest adventure, with a great café, trails, wild watch hide and an adventure play park.

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Clatteringshaws

Enjoy panoramic loch and hill views from the café, a loch-side stroll to the historic Bruce’s Stone and stunning star-gazing.
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Glentrool

A tranquil spot in the heart of the forest, with scenic woodland, lochside trails and big country mountain biking.
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Raiders' Road Forest Drive

Follow the winding River Dee between Clatteringshaws and Loch Ken, picnic beside the Otter Pool and watch out for wildlife.
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Red Deer Range

Visit the viewing area and hide to get up close to Britain’s largest land mammal.