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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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Was staying in newton stewart and decided to give a visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rab C
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West Wemyss, United Kingdom

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West Wemyss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lanark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 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 5 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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England, UK.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

28042016. Yes April, it was snowing in the Forestry park. We visited the Red deer range. We were met by the ranger, Jimmy. We feed and petted the Red deer. Jim gave us a tour and lots of information all about the deer habits, types of antlers etc. The snow did not deter us as Jim was very entertaining and... More 

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Newcastle, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a fab day out in (only part of) the park. Lots of walks and trails with much wildlife on view. The drive on the toll road through the park (£2) was delightful. A great place to get away from it all.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We stopped off at Clattershaw reservoir visitor center for a drink and to use the facilities .Be warned a bottle of Highland Spring water which can be bought at Tesco for 25p is priced at 1pound 75 pence a scandalous 700 per cent mark up, and we were asked if we wanted a glass with it! How can they justify... More 

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