The visitor centre overlooks tranquil Clatteringshaws Loch, a haven for waterbirds in summer, and beyond to the rolling Galloway Hills.
On a clear day, look out for the mighty Merrick, highest hill in the Southern Uplands. Soak up the stunning views or meander beside the loch to the historic Bruce's Stone, one of two stones dedicated to the Scottish king in the Forest Park. This is also one of the best places to enjoy the night sky – the visitor centre overlooks the darkest part of the Forest Park, which ensures a particularly dramatic stellar show.
Rest and recharge
You'll find toilets and accessible facilities at our welcoming, cosy café. It's the perfect place to stop for a warming cuppa and delicious bite to eat, plus you can pick up the perfect souvenir of your visit from our small selection of gifts.
For seasonal opening times, please check the website.
Car parking charges
Please note, parking charges are as follows:
£1 for up to 1 hour
£2 for up to 3 hours
£3 for all day
£12 for minibus and coach all day
Season passes are also available. For more information please contact us.