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Galloway Forest Park

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Easy walk through the woods

We visited various parts of Galloway forest park. Our main stop was at Clatteringshaws Visitor centre on the shore of Loch Clatteringshaw. We had already stopped at the wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Manchester
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited various parts of Galloway forest park. Our main stop was at Clatteringshaws Visitor centre on the shore of Loch Clatteringshaw. We had already stopped at the wild goat park and the deer range, both of these were free car parking and while the goats when we visited stayed high on the hills it was still impressive to see... More 

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Stanmore, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We chose this area because of a special hotel offer - we had not heard of the Galloway Forest Park. So we were in for a wonderful surprise! It is a stunningly beautiful area, with excellent amenities, suitable for all ages. The area around the Glentrool Visitors Centre has lovely,varied lake and forest walks, while the area around Krroughtree Visitor... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

When we arrived at Clatteringshaw Visitors' Centre, we had one of those wonderful moments - a completely calm loch reflecting the hills perfectly. Everyone there just stood and looked. I must recommend the Visitors' Centres at Clatteringshaw and Glen Trool (didn't get to the other one). They were well-equipped for the purpose. We found the food very good and at... More 

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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Stopped for lunch with about a dozen other holidaying motorcyclists. Overall impression I left with was: there is nowhere else so you are gonna' have to pay high for meagre quantity and quality. Quite a few things listed as being available were 'off'. Perhaps they dont get food stock on Sundays but this is a big day... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great place for setting off for walks, the Clatteringshaws Forestry Commission and Galloway Lodge Visitor Centre has a good car park, tea room and toilets for a start and finish point. There are marked walks and information on other walks in the area. There is a host of wildlife to be seen in the area including red... More 

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Kansas CIty, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We did not have long here, but we enjoyed the little time we did have. There are many nice trails and areas to bird watch and look for other critters. The scenery is beautiful. We would've loved to check out the stars in this "dark sky" certified park--one of only 4 in the western world, but we did not have... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My other half and I spent 2 nights at Glentrool Campsite and spent the days exploring various aspects of Galloway Forest Park. We visited the Red Deer Range and the Wild Goat Park. We took a walk through the RSPB reserve at the Wood of Cree, found the first Burns Stone at Clatteringshaws, looked at the huge gully at Glen... More 

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Edinburgh
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Touring the area we decided to take the dogs for a walk here. It had been 20 odd years since I was last here. Stunning walks and well maintained. After the walk we went to grab a coffee and some scones. We bought one coffee, a Yazzo and two scones and the total was 10.95. Couldn't believe the price and... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Galloway is just a Fairy Tale location. We spent 5 days in a posh (ish) hotel eating a heart attack breakfast every morning then, off on our bikes. Kirroughtree Visitors Centre was our stop for lunch and natural break. Toilets spotless, Coffee, well, hubby had three cups and food was loverly - what a gem. Day three Clatteringshaws, enough said.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Galloway forest park was our location for a week from June 27th to July 4th. Fantastic weather made driving the sometimes narrow roads and passes a pleasure. With so many trails and walks two weeks were needed to combine with other places to visit in Dumfries and Galloway. We stayed at an old hunting lodge on the edge of the... More 

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