Dumfries & Galloway
Deserted beaches, magnificent forests and rugged moorland...
Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway
The Machars Cycling Routes
These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.
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.
The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.
Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.
Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.
Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.
Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.
Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.
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Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.