A lovely walk from The Spinney follows the shoreline skirting the gardens of Galloway House through delightful woodlands arriving at the pretty Rigg Bay. Stronger walkers may want to continue on past the ruins of the 13th century Cruggleton Castle and on to the Isle of Whithorn where you can enjoy the local hostelry! From the other side of the bay looking inland the Galloway Hills beckon for some seriously challenging walking. The Galloway Forest Park at three hundred square miles is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everybody whatever age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing; world class mountain biking at one of the much loved 7Stanes venues and a further opportunity to view the wonders of a clear night sky. The forest park has recently been designated as the UK’s only Dark Sky Park. A great introduction to the forest park is the drive along the Queen’s Way. This is a very scenic drive linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh - New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises at every turn as it winds its way through the magnificent scenery. Visitors will particularly enjoy seeing the wild goats thriving on the rocky outcrops and the red deer range, which allows the chance to see these normally elusive animals up close.
For fisherman and golfers this area must be a paradise with a choice of loch and sea fishing and distracting views from a choice of golf courses.
Galloway is often described as the highlands of the lowlands come and see for yourself