Far from the maddening crowd...
Bring Your Boots
The surrounding countryside accommodates every walker. You can amble, ramble, scramble, walk or hike - select the terrain to suit your capabilities.
Balloch Wood - Creetown
Creetown Walks. ‘On the doorstep’ website with pictorial & informative detail about the wildlife, history and projects in this beautiful local woodland. Balloch Wood is just a short walk away from our front door. See Treecreepers, Red Squirrel and deer among many other species.
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
The annual Walkfest takes place in May each year and offers 29 guided walks over 7 days as well as social evening events. Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of our true hill walking experiences or our lower level themed routes, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Penninghame to Shennaton
5.5 miles through track and country road over farmland and through forest (comfortable).
Talnotry Forest Trail
A choice of three Galloway Forest Park trails. 3.25 miles, 2.5 miles and 2 miles, all have steep sections requiring sensible, non-slip footwear.
Loch Trool Forest Trail
4.5 miles (or 3 miles if transport arranged between Bruce's Stone and Caldons) round the loch trail in Galloway Forest Park, rough and muddy in places, takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Merrick to Loch Enoch
8 miles starting at Glen Trool, following the path to Benyellary, then climbing the Merrick. Across Loch Enoch, descending via Loch Valley following Gairland Burn (challenging).
Garlieston to Isle of Whithorn
8 miles from the old pier at Garlieston, along Cruggleton Bay, then south to Cruggleton Point near the castle ruin, then to the coast and the Isle of Whithorn (testing).
Kirroughtree Forest Trails
A choice of four in the Galloway Forest Park - Larg Hill trail, 4 miles taking about 2.5 hours. The Viewpoint trail, 2.5 miles taking about 1.5 hours provides a magnificent panorama of the river Cree estuary. The Bruntis Trail,1.5 miles taking 1 hour. The Bluebell trail, 2 miles taking 1.25 hours depending how long you dally in the picturesque Forest Garden!
Galloway Forest Park
An invaluable walking guide to Galloways Forest Park with:-
What's On Guide | Weather & Geograpical Maps | Grid References & Directions
Covering local areas:-
Kirroughtree, Cally Wood, Laurieston, Clatteringshaws, Glen Trool, Castlemaddy Wood
Dumfries & Galloway Natural History
All the local insight and information you could want from Head Ranger and Professional Wildlife Photographer, Keith Kirk.
Walks in Galloway | Best Wildlife Sites | Gallery | Maps
...and there are dozens more which we will be pleased to highlight for you during your stay.