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Stunning views and lovely little walk

We went to the Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre and Loch mid-February. The visitor centre, cafe and... read more

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Janet H
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Beautiful and scenic

Stayed in a stunning converted barn overlooking the forest Park, done some amazing walks and saw... read more

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513wendyi
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Romford, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed today

We went to the Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre and Loch mid-February. The visitor centre, cafe and toilet were closed but I knew this from checking online. You also had to pay to park there (which I had also found out online). The location is just beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a stunning converted barn overlooking the forest Park, done some amazing walks and saw some superb landscapes, it had snowed 3 days prior and made it such a wonderful place to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 513wendyi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view and forest drive, but very quiet. A very good place to go when you need a peace and quiet holiday with not much fuss.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank yogohowshou
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Great circular walk with fabulous views and a well marked route. We normally go straight to monument from car park but decided that our 3 and 6 year olds would manage the longer walk now... the managed absolutely fine!

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank U7783YKlaurad
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Glentrool visitor's center and it was excellent. Ample Parking, which you pay a small fee for but they have to generate funds some how. The walks are brilliantly marked out for you, you just follow the colours on the wooden posts. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank wynnw2014
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Spent the day looking at the views within the park, really enjoyed seeing the goats and the deer, wish we had brought some carrots for the deer. Great place for young children.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rex355
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Good walking area for dogs, lovely drive around area. Saw wild goats and a buzzard. Pay for car park allow time for walks.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Loved the Red Deer Range, as reported separately, and then on to The Wild Goat Range 2km away. YOU NEED TO HAVE FOOD ,preferably carrots. We attracted them down and the alpha billie would have come through the fence if able. Keep hands clear as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk here. It took almost exactly the time stated. Easy to follow, great path which made it accessible for my husband who has knee trouble. The dog had the best time! We also stopped for coffee at the cafe and were impressed!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RosiePosie2014
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Great place for walks of varying difficulty, this is not just a place for mountain bikers. The cafe and visitor centre is modern but is standard Costa and commercial "homemade" cakes. Lovely views over the forest and two small lochs. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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sonney t
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Property representative |
HI Sonney There are new phone masts in the area so coverage has improved greatly and 3G & 4G is now accessible in about 50% of the forest area but there will be pockets that still don't get a signal of any sort.
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sonney t
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Property representative |
Hi Sonney The park is a very big place so one post code wont really fit. That said DG87BE will get you to Kirroughtree where you can ask more questions. The heart of the park has lots of open hill with small hill lochs some... More
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