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Galloway Forest Park, Path near Clatteringshaws Loch cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon -


The Galloway Forest Park is often referred to as ‘the Highlands of the Lowlands’ and is simply magnificent.

Much of the Galloway Hills lie within the boundaries of the park and there is good but rough hillwalking and also some rock climbing and ice-climbing within the park. It offers spectacular views and a diversity of dramatic scenery. Three hundred square miles of wild beauty are waiting to be explored, here, in Britain's largest forest park. The park boasts tranquil valleys encompassed by heather-clad hills, rugged rock faces, burns cascading down magestic slopes and the forest, moorland and lochs rising up to the grandeur of the mountains. The Merrick, Mulwharcher and the Rhinns of Kells stand proudly above the home to much of the unspoilt, ancient woodland.

The Galloway Forest Park offers an endless assortment of things to see and do, to suit everyone, in some of the most breathtaking scenery Scotland has to offer....well worth a visit! From forest walks, scenic lochs, wildlife, visitor centres, forest drives plus the popular Red Deer Range as well the Wild Goat Park.

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