Galloway Activity Centre-bunkhouse/cabins/yurts

Activity Accommodation

Loch Ken, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, DG7 3NQ

    The Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of accommodation, not only to our residential customers on activity holidays but also to non activity centre users.

    Our customer base ranges from walker's hiking along the Southern Upland Way, Mountain bikers tackling the 7 Stanes, Fisherman pike fishing on Loch Ken to any of our activity users.
    Alternatively, you could check out the red kite trail or Galloway Forrest Dark Sky park. Everything is right on our doorstep.

    We are also central to 5 of the 7Stanes, each within a 30 minute drive. If you're looking for a hub from which to base a mountain bike trip then look no further. We have drying facilities on site, secure storage, bike wash facilities and a bike stand for servicing your bike

    We have 35 bed spaces in all with camping pitch also available. Our Accommodation comprises of our Bunkhouse Lodge (sleeping 20), our Loch Side Cabins (2-6 berth) to camping pitches overlooking the loch. For the more adventurous check out our Tipi (Wigwam) and Mongolian Yurts, giving you a true wilderness experience.

    We are open all year round for Accommodation even over New Year.

    Lochside Cabins:- Our loch side Cabins are an ideal compromise between camping and more expensive accommodation. With heating and power they allow you to bring along all those little luxuries such as hair dryers and laptops (if you can't leave work at home). All you need to bring is a sleeping bag.
    Camping:- Ample pitching ground overlooking Loch Ken and the Galloway Hills. We welcome tents, caravans and campers.
    The Bunkhouse Lodge - The lodge sleeps 20 and offers homely accommodation for groups as well as families and individuals. It comprises of 5 separate bunk rooms each containing 4 beds. There are 3 communal shower and toilet rooms with one of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities, which offer great value.
    Tipi (Wigwam) - The Tipi is pitched right on the banks of Loch ken and offers fantastic view across the loch. With space to sleep up to 6 around the camp fire, it offers a truly different wilderness experience. Get back to the simple life, gather your fire wood, throw some sausages on the fire and sing the night away around the campfire. We charge £60 per night for the first night and £50 per night thereafter. In addition to the wood stove there is a BBQ area next to the Tipi you can either cook on BBQ or rest disposables.

    Mongolian Yurts:-.With space to comfortably sleep six people, it offers a truly alternative experience and is perfect for families or small groups. Get back to the simple life, get yourself some fire wood, throw some sausages on the stove and sing the night away around the camp fire. Our Yurt comes fully equipped and is furnished with two double and two single sofa beds which can sleep six in comfort. All beds fold up neatly giving you lots of room to lounge back and socialise during the day.
    A cast iron stove will keep you warm at night and can be used to cook, although a camping stove would be more suitable for boiling a kettle. There is a work surface which can be used to prepare meals, and all crockery, utensils are provided.

    We charge £80 per night and £70 per night there-after and are taking bookings now.

    There are large toilet and shower rooms open all night in the Clubhouse of the Activity Centre. There is also a T.V room and seating area within the clubhouse where you can relax in the evening.
    Breakfast and evening meals can be provided through our Cafe, it is best to book this in advance.

    Guide dogs welcome.
    3 Activity Accommodation
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Tipis, Wigwams & Tents
    • Yurts


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Equipment Hire
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Tuition Available


    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Locker
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Communal Changing Facilities
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    We are situated ten miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713 road to Ayr. The main route through the region is the A75 Gretna to Stranraer road.

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    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Our nearest rail link is Dumfries Station which links to most north and south bound trains. We can arrange collection or taxis if needs be.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Our nearest Airport is Prestwick, we can arrange collection or taxis if needs be.

    Getting there by ferry:- Cairnryan is our nearest ferry port, please follow routes by car along the A77 and A75

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