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Galloway Forest Park

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Lovely walk Visitor centre with cafe, very nice looking cakes and cheesecakes. Maps of the various... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The family T
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Lots of space, dark sky park and plenty of different kinds of walks

We stayed nearby for a week intending to walk a lot with the dog and enjoy the forest park with its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susanne D
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Galloway Forest Park is the UK's largest at over 97,000 hectares. it is only part of the wider Galloway forest area managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland at 116,000 hectares. it is a working living environment producing 650,000 tons of timber every...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Creebridge, DG8 6AJ, Scotland
+44 300 067 6800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely walk Visitor centre with cafe, very nice looking cakes and cheesecakes. Maps of the various walking routes and a board showing you what wildlife has been spotted. Picked the white walk, said strenuous but wasn’t that bad. Took a couple of hours, well signposted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed nearby for a week intending to walk a lot with the dog and enjoy the forest park with its loch and historic sites We walked a few times on different trails including the Loch Trool circular trail where you pass by both Bruce's...More

Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked at the last minute due to the great weather and they were really accomdating. Our 3 girls (14,11 &9 years) took part in the SUP lesson, Giant Water Slide and the Wibbly Wobbly Water park. Adam was our instructor for all the activities...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

So many walks to in the area can’t count, if you like mountain biking visit one of the many 7 Staines trail centres in the area. If you do head to Scotland though make sure you take lots of insect repent and dry skin oil...More

2  Thank Simon L
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

So much for a first wild camping trip, ruined by some hugely inconsiderate people. We had what sounded like fireworks which thanks very much scared life out of the dog, shortly after that huge fire had started to which fire brigade had to attend, some...More

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Keith M, Public Relations Manager at Galloway Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

We are very disappointed when we get reports like this. We would welcome to know more about this incident and where it took place. As you said it is the few irresponsible visitors who ruin a truly magical location for the majority of responsible visitors....More

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of options to spend a day. We came over the Easter weekend and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t too busy, practically quiet compared with other Foresty Commission sites in England. We did the green & yellow tracks around Loch Trool which...More

Thank Gemma F
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Lovely forest walk to take the dog. We didn’t attempt the full walk after still being exhausted from our monster Rockcliffe to Sandyhills bonanza the day before Good place for couples, families and individuals. It’s particularly good for mountain bikers as there’s a bike hire...More

2  Thank Chi M
Reviewed March 29, 2018

I only wish we'd had more time to spend at this gorgeous park. We visited on 2 separate days - the second of which we hiked the Merrick Trail. The views everywhere are breathtaking, the trails are well marked and well kept. Our visits to...More

Thank Kristine D
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Had a great week visiting this place, loads to see, from the wild goats to the deer and red kites, loads of walking to be had we walked for miles and loved every minute of it, as did our two dogs, one of them fell...More

1  Thank misterwilson93
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and stunning landscape. Unfortunately our visit was during a cloudy evening so we were unable to take advantage of the Dark Sky Park. 3 good visitor centres and lots of nice walks, I would particularly recommend the Wood of Cree which has two...More

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Lola A
June 16, 2018|
Response from Keith M | Property representative |
HI, Controlled campfires are permitted so long as they do not damage the environment for others. We take a dim view of fires in public recreational areas and fires that are made too big. The felling of trees dead or... More
Hayley Q
June 15, 2018|
Response from Keith M | Property representative |
Wild camping by its very title is aimed at discovering places that you make personal for the couple of nights you camp. With over 775square kilometres to look over you have a great choice. The heartland area is stunning but... More