For adrenalin seekers we have the UK’s longest zip wire, World renowned mountain biking, power boating, kayaking, canoeing and laser quest. For mere mortals however we are the place for fishing, cycling, walking and golf. There are almost thirty golf courses throughout Dumfries and Galloway from championship links courses to parkland and distracting sea view courses! For bibliophiles, Wigtown is Scotland’s designated National Book Town. It has a plethora of fascinating book shops as well as some intimate little cafes. The local nature reserve is actually the UK#s largest and is home to thousands of overwintering geese, with a bird hide at Wigtown Harbour. Just down the road is Scotland’s most southerly whisky distillery and has been producing the ’Spirit of the Lowlands’ since 1817. The area has a fascinating history from its connections with the beginning of Scottish Christianity to the enigmatic cup and ring markings. Garlieston played a significant part in the D-Day invasion of France in 1944 through its testing of the Mulberry Harbours. The Galloway Forest Park is the largest in the UK and spans 300 square miles and all packaged in an area of outstanding natural. There are tranquil valleys and vibrant heather clad hills, moorland and sparkling lochs, challenging hills and ancient woodlands. The Galloway forest id the UK’s only Dark Sky Park and after sunset you can experience an almost unrivalled stargazing opportunity. There are three visitor centres within the forest which are great sources of information as well as providing some excellent refreshment.