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Blow the cobwebs away with a walk through the forest to wild Luce Bay

Torrs Warren

Coastal forest

This forest fringes Luce Bay, an impressive sweep of shore where bombers practised during World War 2. Part of the bay is still a firing range, but there’s a peaceful path through the trees to the wonderfully-named Ringdoo Point. The route is not waymarked, but the main forest track is easy to follow.

The dunes, sandbanks and sea bed in the bay are a wild place, rich in wildlife and protected as a Special Area of Conservation. Bring your binoculars to watch for seabirds, especially in autumn and winter.

The Luce Bay and Sands leaflet will tell you more about this wild place.


Parking Walking

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 the A75 between Castle Kennedy and Glenluce, take the B7084 towards Portpatrick. Torrs Warren is just off this minor road, at grid reference NX 141 563.

Using SatNav?

DG9 9ES is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Check Traveline Scotland for details of bus services.


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