Gallowayforestpark.com St Johns Town of Dalry, Caste Douglas, Scotland, DG7 3UP, GB
info@tourismdoctor.com
Home Park InfoSee & DoDark SkiesWhat's OnLocationAccommodationThe AreaLinksContactAdvertise
Search for Things to See & Do Plus Local Accommodation:


Horse Riding


Horse Riding and Pony Trekking in southern Scotland is a fantastic way to get a taste of the Scottish countryside. There are many riding schools and stables with horses for hire, catering for trekking, hacking and trail riding.

The rugged scenery, great open moorlands and sheltered forest bridle paths are somewhat familiar to riders from all over Great Britain and Europe. Old drove roads and paths lead along the steep sided valleys providing a bit of a challenge for some riders, whilst flat topped ridges provide more for those who enjoy the occasional canter or gallop.


There is open access for all horse riders and pony trekkers in the Galloway Forest Park, providing an ideal riding adventure for a couple of hours, a day or even a weekend! Escape from road traffic and enjoy the spectacular scenery of south west Scotland. Roads are not waymarked, so journeys need to be planned!


    • Newton Stewart
      Cally Horse Route can be started off from the car park in Cally Wood which is contained within the...
    • Glentrool
      Glentrool Visitor Centre is the starting point for the Glentrool Horse Trail in Galloway Forest...