A holiday in south west Scotland, the country's first UNESCO biosphere, is one of the country’s best kept secrets. With everchanging skies, exciting activities, forests, coasts and mountains, you’ll be spoilt for choice whatever it is you love doing. We have this all on good authority from regional expert Carylann Williamson, who has suggested some fabulous activities to enjoy as part of a sustainable holiday in the region.
Part of a husband and wife team who own Shepherds Huts Scotland on the beautiful Garroch Glen Estate, Carylann’s business and lifestyle are based on her passion for sustainable living and environmental concerns. She aims to provide holiday accommodation that has minimal impact on the land and does not cost the earth. Great stuff!
Carylann loves being in nature and her work gives her the opportunity to spend more time in the beautiful Garroch Glen surrounded by ancient woodland and wildlife. For your first day on this itinerary why not try staying in one of her handmade shepherd’s huts and making your way from there?
These off-grid huts are surrounded by ancient woodland and wildlife and perfectly located to explore this part of Scotland. Each hut has its own woodburning stove, double bed and campfire, so you will be set up for an eco-friendly and technology free break. Just what we all need sometimes.
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. It is no exaggeration to say that this is groundbreaking for the region. The following are all Biosphere Certified Businesses or Biosphere Proud Supporters who will provide an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
Remember to check directly with the businesses before visiting on their reopening date, and look out for the Good to Go scheme logo, which shows which businesses have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment.