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Galloway Forest Park

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Address: | Creebridge, DG8 6AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01671 402420
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Good for a sunny day

Absolutely beautiful forest park with nice visitor centre and staff. We pitched up on a day there was free orienteering on for the kids. On the forest walk we met a deer up close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Glasgow, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful forest park with nice visitor centre and staff. We pitched up on a day there was free orienteering on for the kids. On the forest walk we met a deer up close! Small playground kept kids occupied too, along with the cream o' galloway ice cream! I can imagine it wouldn't be so much fun on a rainy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on holiday with the family we visited the park and enjoyed the stunning views. As nature lovers we were treated to the the full experience - deer/ red kites, the lot. The center plays host to a series of events throughout the year and we were lucky enough to be able to book onto the 'Dark sky event led... More 

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glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a keen walker we hadnt ventured to this area as we prefer to travel 'up north' but we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and scenery of the park and had a great walk and camped at Loch Doon. Will be back to explore further afield in the forest to Glen Trool area.

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West Wemyss, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took family here and they loved it really good day out, we did the orienteering and my youngest son found this real fun, finding the stamps and stamping his map. There is also somewhere to eat and the facilities are really clean, well worth a visit

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Well worth driving through the forest if you're passing this way. There are lovely views, with great stops along the way including at each of the lochs. We stopped off at the deer park which allowed upclose views. We also drove past the wild goat park too but were unable to see any (it was raining heavily) I recommend pulling... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I expected Galloway Forest Park to be stunning. Although it catered well for both walkers and cyclists alike, and had café / toilet facilities I was disappointed with the overall experience, through no fault of the park itself I must add. It was heart-wrenching to see so many felled trees in huge swathes, which signage explained was for disease control.... More 

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Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We drove north from Gatehouse of Fleet up a lovely quiet country road with beautiful views. After Mossdale, we turned left onto a forest drive (only open April to October) paid £2 and spent the next 10 miles slowly wending our way through the forest without seeing any other vehicles. We stopped off at the Otter Pool picnic area -... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Absolutely stunning! And visitor centres dotted around the park were excellent! Many walks, cycle trails, viewpoints, points of interest and wildlife watching. Great for all ages and abilities!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a cottage near Dalbeattie and the day we spent in Galloway forest park was by far our favourite. We followed the main road through the park and stopped off at many vantage points for some short walks. The otter dam and the goats were by far a favourite for my 8 year old. The visitor centres were... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

An amazing round trip starting and finishing at Bruce's Stone taking in Loch Enoch, following Pulskaig Burn to climb Dungeon Hill. Plenty of evidence of deer but no sightings this time, although my dog found the herd of goats interesting. Took a while to find a flat(ish), dry(ish) and sheltered spot to camp. Glad of the water filter to get... More 

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