The beaches in the area are lovely, some by the road-side and some can only be reached on foot. Ardwell Bay for example, is a hidden gem of a bay with a lovely expanse of sand and rock pools to while away the time. The climate is temperate in this region and evidence of this is everywhere particularly at the Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the South Seas thrive. The Mull of Galloway is a great place to visit with its lighthouse perched on lofty cliffs with amazing views over to Ireland, England, the Isle of Man and across to the Machars. Port Logan is a pretty little seaside village which was used as the location for the BBC’s 2000 Acres of Sky. Also well worth a visit is Logan Fish Pond, which was originally used as a larder for the local estate in Victorian times. Luce Sands is a gloriously long stretch of sandy beaches and from the pretty little village of Sandhead one can walk along the shore for 3 miles at low tide. The nearby Kirkmadrine Church is home to a collection of the oldest known Christian monuments in Scotland. The lovely little town of Portpatrick plays host to the annual lifeboat week and the folk festival when this lovely little town is ablaze with lots of colourful activities. The Galloway Forest is the UK’s largest and has been officially recognized as an official Dark Sky Park; the perfect location to look upon some of the world’s darkest night skies bedecked with thousands of stars - a wonderful site to behold. The forest is also home to the renowned 7Stanes, which is mountain biking at its very best, offering a range of trials suitable for both experienced riders and absolute beginners; all set within spectacular scenery.