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Welcome to the Galloway Forest Park

Situated in the heart of Galloway, southern Scotland, the Galloway Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland 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.


Established in 1947; 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 which attracts some 800,000 visitors every year.

Stretching from seashore to mountaintops, The Galloway Forest Park has an outstanding variety of wildlife. Red and Roe Deer thrive in this woodland park while mighty birds of prey patrol the skies.

 This natural sanctuary is however, easily accessible as a result of three Forestry Commission visitor centres at Glentrool, Kirroughtree and Clatteringshaws, which receive around 150,000 visitors annually.

Known affectionately as the "highlands of the lowlands", 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.


  • Garlieston
    Tel: 07931556996
    Welcome to our home, and Garlieston.8 Callandars Close is a three storey, two bedroom town house,...
  • Mossdale
    Tel: 07799 486 592
    If you are looking for the perfect self catering cottage to stay and view the Dark Skies above the...
  • Kirkcudbright
    This woodland is largely deciduous, yet conifers thrive here too, allowing...
  • New Galloway
    Bennan Wood is just one of the smaller woods that help make up the larger forest,...
  • New Galloway
    Black Loch lies in the Forest Park a short distance from the Queensway linking New Galloway and...
  • Newton Stewart
    Bruntis Loch is situated approx 4 miles south east of Newton Stewart.The Bruntis is made up of two...

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