At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.
Offering lessons for all levels as well as treks through the nearby Dalbeattie Forest!
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Longsheds Equestrian Centre
Based just 2 miles outside the market town of Castle Douglas this centre enjoys some fantastic views and routes around the surrounding area and is open to all abilities. For more details call - 01556 680498.
Cycling around Dalbeattie
With miles of forest, the surrounding coastlines and town of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie has so much variety to offer any kind of rider. It’s also got some amazing cycle paths and routes around the town.
This forest walk between Rockcliffe and neighbouring village Kippford takes the path named after Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
At over 1100 feet, Screel Hill is quite a walk but is more than worth reaching the top as, on a good day, there are expansive views right out which carry on for miles.
Walking in Dalbeattie Forest
The All Abilities Trail in Dalbeattie Forest was started in 2001 to allow people to visit the forest with much better access. About a mile in length it is perfect for those interested in the area and simply wishing to better take in the wildlife and woodland of the Dalbeattie Forest.
The sea side town of Kippford is located in the coastal bay of the Rough Firth and just several miles south of Dalbeattie. It is home to this fantastic beach which is revealed at low tide and is very popular with those looking for a relaxing afternoon by the sea.
The picturesque views at Sandyhills Beach are enough to make it a real popular spot with those looking to explore the Dumfries and Galloway area. Once the tide goes out, miles of golden sand if revealed and the shallow waters are ideal for a quick dip.
Auchencairn Bay had links with the smuggling trade back in the 1700’s when it was very lucrative and reported that many local residents were involved. Today part of that history remains as you visit the local ‘Smugglers Inn’ and take in the vast beaches which run across the bay.
Galloway Forest Park
With over 300 square miles of mixed landscapes to explore this diverse natural playground is one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland.
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