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Galloway Forest Park

01671 402420
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Type: Forests
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

visitor centres are basically cafes with brouchers?? isnt that what a visitor centre is??and logging operations in a forest-the forestry main primary income...need i say more,everything clearly sign posted,thankypu forestry commission

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We frequently pop in to the centre when driving past to go home or get to Glasgow. The recently upgraded building is light and airy with a comfortable a dining area and information section plus local produce for sale. Picnic seating is availble outside with stunning views over Clatteringshaws Loch to the Galloway Hills. Well worth a visit and highly... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We spent a week exploring different areas of the park, but particularly around Kirroughtree as that was very close to where we were staying. The paths are clearly way-marked and the map was very helpful. Things to watch out for: * if you are going to visit the park by car, consider buying a fortnight's parking pass - much cheaper... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

went here a few months back and it was amazing the peace fullness of the whole place and the scenery was spectacular we also went through there late at night to we could star gaze and what can i say it did not disappoint make sure to check it out on a clear night as you will see more stars... More

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Wolverhampton, England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent several days exploring the park over the Easter weekend. We visited all three visitor centres. The Kirroughtree visitor centre was popular with our kids as there is a play area there. The Clatteringshaws centre has a picnic area with greats views of the loch. The visitor centres were all close to picnic areas and contained some interesting displays.... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We came here last year with our Cycling Group of ex forces veterans. It was interesting to observe the development plans and as the food and facilities in the surrounding areas are poor, the new Visitors Centres were planned to offer an upgrade of Food, Beverages and Facilities, what went wrong? The trails are demanding and the views and experience... More

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We only spent an afternoon in the Park, but it was well worth it. Tried a couple of different trails of varying degrees of difficulty from super easy to a little bit strenuous. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area and enjoy outdoor activities!

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Me and my partner visited the park to see its legendary night sky. Wow we were blown away even driving we could see the potential. The only down point was I forgot my batteries for my SLR. Area is unspoilt and no light pollution at all.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Wonderful unspoilt forest with excellent walking and mountain biking trails. I particularly recommend the hike around Loch Trool. At the end of our hike we had tea and home made cakes at the Glentrool Visitor Centre - yummy - in a beautiful woodland setting by a rushing stream. Currently the walking from the Kirroughtree centre is badly disrupted by the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The visitor centers are basically cafes with a few brochures. The indicated paths were a mixture of trails and logging roads past clear-cuts. Warning signs cautioned walkers about logging trucks. Forest park? I'd say Logging operation open to the public. Disappointing.

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