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Stroll around this woodland pond and spot dragonflies – or try a spot of fishing

Penninghame Pond

Visit peaceful Penninghame

This is a great place for a breath of fresh air in lovely surroundings. There are no waymarked trails, but a good network of paths through the woodland and leading to peaceful views over the pond.

The paths are firm, wide and mainly flat, with no slopes greater than 5% (1 in 20). There’s a bridge over the pond that’s slightly narrower than the paths, with a low step.


Parking Picnic area Walking

Life’s essentials

You’ll find public toilets and places to eat in Newton Stewart.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Contact: Galloway Forest District

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800

Email: galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

From Newton Stewart follow the A714 towards Glentrool. Penninghame Pond is about 3 miles (4.8 km) along this road on the left hand side. Once you have turned off the main road, follow a short stretch of forest road to reach the car park at grid reference NX 376 693.

Using SatNav?

DG8 6RH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Newton Stewart and Girvan pass the entrance to the forest. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

Close to Newton Stewart, Knockman Wood has trails through the forest above the town. Kirroughtree is one of the gateways to the Galloway Forest Park. It’s one of the 7 Stanes mountain biking centres, with some of the best single track riding in the country.


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