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Galloway Forest Park

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Very enjoyable

We visited here whilst looking around the forest, it was lovely sat by the loch and having our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
christine b
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Beautiful area and a must area to visit.

This is our second visit to the forest and this time we brought our son along, There are many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southport, United Kingdom
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“visitor centres”(13 reviews)
“red deer”(23 reviews)
“wild goats”(12 reviews)
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
| Creebridge, DG8 6AJ, Scotland
+44 300 067 6800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice forested road looping round to rejoin the main W-E road to Dumfries. Lovely wild camping spots by the Clatteringhaws resvr. Looks like it has decent tracks through the woods. Quiet

Thank JamesandmrHurls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here whilst looking around the forest, it was lovely sat by the loch and having our picnic. The children loved running around and enjoying the freedom!

Thank christine b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to the forest and this time we brought our son along, There are many different trails to walk on, depending on your fitness level. We parked up at the Glentrool visitor centre (they have a nice little cafe there for...More

Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is off the main road but well worth the detour even just for coffee and cake! They have a wide range of hot meals to suit everyone, and their cakes are to dye for!!

Thank Kirstlees73
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wildcamped here and what a stunning place. Lots of bicycle trails. Stunning forests and lochs. Very clear sky at night.

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Whenever we come to Dumfries and Galloway we always take the time to visit the Forest Park. My favourite area is Glentrool, especially by the Bruce stone, but to be honest, it is all really beautiful. Whether you travel by car, bike or foot; or...More

Thank johnhouston2
Keith M, Manager at Galloway Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks Guys. We really appreciate visitors advocating the area and appreciating it. I hope you come back to see us soon.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day out. From feeding Red deer by hand with apples to watching a waterfall. We all had a brill day out here. So good we came back the next day for more fun. We went mountain biking and spotted a great spotted...More

1  Thank beverleygreed
Keith M, Manager at Galloway Forest Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Delighted you had such a great time and we hope you will return for some more adventures.

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Spent four days in the area and visited the forest park each afternoon. Enjoyed all the scenery, particular favourites being Murray’s monument, the red deer, wild goats, Kirroughtree, Clatteringshaws and Glen of the Bar. We came back one evening to attempt some star gazing and...More

1  Thank scusi14
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk Visitor centre with cafe, very nice looking cakes and cheesecakes. Maps of the various walking routes and a board showing you what wildlife has been spotted. Picked the white walk, said strenuous but wasn’t that bad. Took a couple of hours, well signposted...More

Thank The family T
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We stayed nearby for a week intending to walk a lot with the dog and enjoy the forest park with its loch and historic sites We walked a few times on different trails including the Loch Trool circular trail where you pass by both Bruce's...More

Thank Susanne D
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sonney t
17 September 2018|
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.
sonney t
16 September 2018|
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
Miklós M
20 July 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Property representative |
Hi The Forest Park is a very large area of land. We have numerous places to park but none of them are patrolled. If you are looking to go for a period of more than 2 days then I would suggest parking in one of the villages... More