A popular community woodland with views of Stranraer


Visit growing Gallowhill

Local people have designed the paths here, and planted over 100,000 young trees to extend the forest! It’s a great place for a breath of fresh air and wide views across the countryside and the sea: come and while away an hour or so watching the ferries steaming in and out of Cairnryan. At Easter there’s a grand Easter egg hunt.

There are no waymarked trails, but there’s a good network of paths to explore this growing, changing woodland.

Parking Walking

Life’s essentials

You’ll find public toilets, and plenty of places to eat, in Stranraer.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Galloway Forest District

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800


How to get here

Gallowhill is on the western edge of Stranraer, at grid reference NX 046 602.

Using SatNav?

DG9 0LA is the nearest postcode

Public transport

Check Traveline Scotland for transport to Stranraer.

Nearby places

A little further south, the path through Torrs Warren leads between the trees to the back of sandy Luce Bay.

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