For mountain bike lovers, the area is known as’Scotland’s biking heaven’ as it provides the location for a number of trails forming part of the world class 7 Stanes. For those who like their cycling a little less energetic, there are miles and miles of gentle forest paths to ride or ramble. The newly opened DG One leisure complex in Dumfries provides a wide range of other sporting activities. The area is also renowned for the quality of its golf courses such as the championship course at Southerness. It also offers some wonderful fishing opportunities. The picturesque small town of Kirkcudbright is close by and its attractive harbour, castle and strong artistic connections, including links with the well known "Glasgow Boys", make for an interesting day. The beautiful shoreline at Carrick and the lovely sandy beaches of Brighouse and the Doon are also well worth a visit and both only a short drive away. The acclaimed Cream of Galloway is a must for a family day out with over 30 flavours of organic ice cream to choose from! The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest - the Queen’s Way comes highly recommended; a drive through magnificent scenery with glimpses of deer, wild goats and buzzards galore, the perfect venue for relaxation in truly beautiful surroundings. The local climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream and evidence of this is everywhere: from the wonderful plant life to the exotic gardens scattered throughout the area. Galloway remains unspoilt with breathtaking scenery including picturesque lochs, majestic hills and stunning beaches where it is still possible to see only one set of footprints..... yours! So step out of your world for a wee while and enter the welcoming world of Borgue!