Kilsture Forest Walks

Forests & Woodlands

Kirkinner, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galooway, DG8

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Bluebells in the forest.

Set in a beautiful forest in the Machars area these two marked trails offer fantastic walking throughout the year.

The two beautiful forest trails of Kilsture are the Woodpecker Trail and the Deer Trail. The trails are shared with cyclists and horse riders, and as you meander through the thinned hardwoods and larch trees, you will be treated to fantastic views over lush pastures. In spring the constant birdsong is punctuated by the alarm calls of cock pheasants and the overhead mewing of buzzards.

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    Newton Stewart

    Newton Stewart is a small market town on the banks of the River Cree, surrounded by the Galloway...

    5.01 miles away
  2. Wigtown


    Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town and is the gateway to the Machars.

    7.88 miles away
  3. Glenluce


    Glenluce is a rural village, 15 miles west of Newton Stewart and 10 miles east of Stranraer, with a...

    9.12 miles away
  1. Creetown


    Creetown is a small seaside town on the north side of the Solway Firth, just 7 miles from Newton...

    9.24 miles away
  2. Glentrool


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

    9.66 miles away
  3. Wild goat, Galloway Wild Goat Park, in Galloway Forest Park

    Galloway Wild Goat Park

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

    11.36 miles away
  4. Port William

    Port William

    Port William is an 18th century fishing village on the eastern shore of Luce Bay.

    12.42 miles away
  5. Red Deer, Galloway Forest Park

    Galloway Red Deer Range

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

    13.05 miles away
  6. Sea Fishing at Monreith Bay

    Monreith Beach

    This long sandy beach backed by pebbles can be found near Whithorn in Dumfries & Galloway.

    14.3 miles away
  7. Sandhead Beach

    Sandhead Beach

    This beautiful sandy beach in Sandhead village near Stranraer stretches for more than a mile and...

    15.04 miles away
  8. Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn

    Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn

    Whithorn has a strong association with St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland, while the...

    16.06 miles away
  9. Cairnryan


    Cairnryan is a village that overlooks Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port.

    16.4 miles away
  10. Looking out toards the isles from Carrick Bay.

    Murray Isles

    The Murray Isles are two small uninhabited islands in the Islands of Fleet near Wigtown Bay just...

    16.49 miles away
  11. Sandgreen beach


    Situated on the coast next to Gatehouse of Fleet, the Sandgreen beach provides the perfect stunning...

    16.48 miles away
  12. vSandhead


    Sandhead is a village on the Rhinns of Galloway overlooking the broad expanse of Luce Bay, around...

    16.84 miles away
  13. Stranraer


    Stranraer has a long history as a ferry port and the town is situated at the head of Loch Ryan.

    16.99 miles away
  14. Carrick Shore

    Carrick Shore

    Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and...

    17.05 miles away
  15. Gatehouse-of-Fleet


    Gatehouse of Fleet is a village situated near the mouth of the Water of Fleet, ten miles west of...

    17.37 miles away
  16. Cally Woods

    Cally Woods

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

    17.45 miles away
  17. Ballantrae Beach

    Ballantrae Beach

    Ballantrae beach is a nature reserve that offers nesting grounds for a wide variety of birds in the...

    17.55 miles away
  18. Walkers checking their map.

    Dailly Paths

    Dailly Paths consist of a network of five trails that are all uniquely fascinating, whether your...

    17.95 miles away
  19. Lendalfoot Beach

    Lendalfoot Beach

    Lendalfoot beach is a mile long sandy beach on the Ayrshire coast.

    17.95 miles away
  20. Exterior of St Ninian's Cave

    St Ninian's Cave

    Situated only 4 miles from Whithorn Abbey, it is believed that this small sea cave was a retreat of...

    18.14 miles away
  21. Kirkcolm


    Kirkcolm is a village on the northern tip of the Rhinns peninsula, with Loch Ryan to its east.

    18.92 miles away
  22. Barr


    Barr is a picturesque community in rural Ayrshire located about 8 miles inland from the town of...

    19.32 miles away
  23. Ballantrae


    Ballantrae is an attractive coastal village in South Ayrshire situated 13 miles south of Girvan.

    19.55 miles away
  24. Port Logan Beach

    Port Logan Beach

    The very pleasant sandy Port Logan beach with long gullies can be found in the small village of...

    20.31 miles away
  25. New Galloway

    New Galloway

    New Galloway is a picturesque village close to Loch Ken and on the edge of Galloway Forest Park.

    20.52 miles away
  26. Lendalfoot


    Lendalfoot is a village on the coast, 6 miles south west of Girvan in South Ayrshire.

    20.57 miles away
  27. Drummore


    Drummore is the most southerly village in Scotland and is only a few miles from the Mull of...

    20.7 miles away
  28. St John's Town Of Dalry

    St John's Town Of Dalry

    St John’s Town of Dalry is a very old settlement that overlooks the Water of Ken.

    20.97 miles away
  29. Portpatrick


    Portpatrick is a seaside town on the western shore of the Rhinns of Galloway peninsula.

    21.44 miles away
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