Forests and woodlands in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Larch View Route, Ae Forest
    Larch View Route, Ae Forest
  • Red Trail at Dalbeattie Forest
    Red Trail at Dalbeattie Forest
  • Loch Trool in Glen Trool
    Loch Trool in Glen Trool
  • Forest Road in Mabie Forest
    Mabie Forest

Embrace the great outdoors in the forests and woodlands of Dumfries & Galloway. Go for a woodland walk, watch for wildlife or simply take a seat and watch the world go by from one of the region’s beautiful forests or woodlands. This area has a variety of outdoor places for you to visit.

Galloway Forest Park is a fantastic place to spend a day. Spread across the regions of Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire & Arran, you can explore 300 square miles of lush green forest, heather-clad hills and tranquil valleys. Attractions include the Red Deer Range, the Wild Goat Park, and the clear night skies which have given Galloway Forest Park the title of the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.

Dumfries & Galloway’s forests and woodlands provide the perfect backdrop for the region’s fantastic offering of outdoor activities, including the 7stanes mountain bike centres at Ae, Dalbeattie and Mabie forests.

Use the information listings to plan a day outdoors in the forests and woodlands of Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. Ae Forest

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dumfries

    The shortest place name in the UK, but Ae offers a wide variety of walks, 7stanes mountain biking trails, a café and bike shop. There's also a collection of old farm machinery!

  2. Dalbeattie Forest

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dalbeattie

    Explore the woodland trails of Dalbeattie Forest on foot or by bike.

  3. Rounall Wood

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dalbeattie

    All of the routes start from the main car park and cross the Mabie Burn towards the Old Sawmill where picnic areas, barbecues and toilets can be found.

  4. Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    New Galloway

    Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is the southern gateway to this Galloway Forest Park.

  5. Mabie Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dumfries

    Enjoy the walking trails, some of the excellent 7stanes mountain biking trails and butterfly reserve in this popular forest.

  6. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Newton Stewart

    Southern gateway to Galloway Forest Park, home to some great walks, 7stanes mountain biking trails, café and bike shop. Explore from here to Clatteringshaws via the Red Deer Range and Wild Goat Park!

  7. Glentrool

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dumfries and Galloway

    Explore the waymarked trails, cycle routes and picnic areas by bike amidst the highest hills of South Scotland.

  8. Cally Woods

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Enjoy the walking and horse riding opportunities found within the peaceful Cally Woods, part of the huge Galloway Forest Park.

  9. Galloway Wild Goat Park

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    Forests & Woodlands

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    Dumfries and Galloway

    Enjoy a great day out with the family at Galloway Wild Goat Park, surrounded by the rolling hills of Galloway Forest Park.

  10. Galloway Red Deer Range

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Dumfries and Galloway

    Come face to face with Scotland’s largest land mammal at Galloway Red Deer Range.

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