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Cally Wood

ContactLucy Hadley
AddressRecreation Ranger
PostcodeDG7 2DL
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Map referenceOS Grid Reference: NX605560
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This mixed broadleaved woodland is set in the picturesque village of Gatehouse of Fleet.

This tranquil woodland somehow seems to allow the cares of the world to disintegrate as you become immersed in its peaceful beauty.

There are two superb waymarked trails to follow within the wood which are of varying lengths, roughly between 1 and 3 miles.

Horse riding
The Cally Horse Route is a lovely trail to follow, all year-round and is around 3 miles long.

Cally Boundaries Project
The Designed Landscape of Cally was laid out in the mid eighteenth century as the recreational grounds of the local landowner, James Murray of Broughton.

In 2009 a £66,500 award from The Heritage Lottery Fund (£33,000) and Leader (£33,500) will allow the Gatehouse Development Initiative - in partnership - to undertake a major project to conserve important built features, such as dykes, in the Designed Landscape of Cally Woods for the benefit of locals and visitors alike.

Cally Wood is situated within The Galloway Forest Park. Gatehouse of Fleet is the nearest town or village.

From Newton Stewart: Leave Newton Stewart on the A75 heading towards Dumfries, turn left signposted Gatehouse of Fleet (19 miles). Straight through Gatehouse heading for the Cally Palace hotel, turn right into the Cally Palace hotel and the carpark is on the left.

From New Galloway: Take the A762 heading for Laurieston, from Laurieston take the Gatehouse road signposted Gatehouse of Fleet from Laurieston. Turn left at Gatehouse of Fleet heading for the Cally Palace hotel. Turn right into the Cally Palace hotel and the carpark is on the left.