Outdoor activities in Dumfries

Top Outdoor Activities in Dumfries, Scotland

Outdoor Activities in Dumfries

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  • Jennifer C
    Cumbria, UK916 contributions
    We visited earlier this year and walked the purple route so decided to do the yellow route but we also combined it with the end of the purple route.
    Parking costs £3 for the full day or cheaper if staying less. One toilet block.
    We set off on the yellow route and absolutely loved it, the views were stunning felt like we were on top of the world.
    Neither of us are particularly fit but we managed it with no problems, plenty of benches along the route
    Love the fact you just follow the coloured markers.
    Next time we'll do the slightly longer brown walk followed by lunch at the mabie house hotel
    Written October 2, 2021
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  • WorldwideRover007
    United States2,777 contributions
    Parking is free and the viewpoint is off the main A170. It is a lovely quick stop to view the Nith Estuary. On a clear day you can see the coastline for miles. There are no tables or bathrooms but some people take blankets and eat on the grass.
    Written November 3, 2019
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  • I have travelled along this route many times and I am still discovering new places to visit and things to do.
    The south west 300 route has so much to offer and far more than the nc500 route, it is sadly bypassed by many tourists and is a very underated place.
    The route on the website isn't the best route to follow in my opinion, you need to go off the main roads and down the country roads to find the hidden gems and is far longer than the 300 miles that is stated. I have been holidaying in this area yearly for the past 10 years and still discovering more and more every time we visit.
    Take your time and explore this forgotten corner of scotland!
    Written January 25, 2022
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  • Md1963golf
    Greater Manchester, UK22 contributions
    Brilliant course excellent test of golf . Staff in shop and clubhouse were friendly and the cakes were excellent.
    Written October 8, 2019
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  • Callum
    Dumfries, UK1 contribution
    Been in for lunch and it was amazing, service was great and lovely people who own it. 10/10 would recommend to everyone visiting Dumfries, even if your not even into golf the clubhouse is great.
    Written August 29, 2021
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  • Dwrka Das S
    8 contributions
    We were booked in this beautiful old school Ambassador which has been restored on our way from the airport . Fondly called the' king of Indian roads' , it lives up to the expectations even now. A royal entry into the city that surly swept us off our feet.
    Written November 26, 2017
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  • Elaine Waugh
    1 contribution
    What I love about this group is it’s simplicity to organise your social activities through their website. Click on the activity you wish to go to, it’s all arranged for you by the team. Should you wish to cancel for whatever reason you just click again to remove yourself. No phone calls and nobody questions why. This group will meet all your social needs and more, and all for £20 per year, (yes you read correctly £20 per year...
    Written February 15, 2019
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  • mark m
    London, UK11 contributions
    Visited Dumfries recently and had a free afternoon I contacted the centre and arranged the hire of a mountain bike for the afternoon. It was £18 for 3hrs which I thought was very good, the staff at the centre were really helpful and they have a selection of cycle routes for all levels. I did the red route through the forest on the opposite side of the loch. Cheeky uphill to start but a really good route.

    The centre is on the beautiful Loch Ken which is stunning and is set up for water sports and other activites. Looked a really good spot for families. I would reccomend it if you are in the area check it out.
    Written September 2, 2013
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