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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Dumfries & Galloway

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Dumfries & Galloway Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

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Forestry Commission, Galloway Forest District, Cree Bridge, Newton Stewart, DG8 6AJ

We are the UK's first dark sky park, access from the North take the A713 or A714 and from the South take the A75. There is also access via an unclassified forestry track from the A714. The park covers areas of Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway. Southern Uplands scenery of wooded mountains, hills, lochs and streams. Deer, goats, otters, wild cats and other wildlife inhabit the forested areas. Climbing, walking, fishing, camping and swimming are available. A deer park and wild goat park are located in the Forest Park.
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Carstramon Wood

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 0131 312 7765    Fax: 0131 312 8705
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Ancient deciduous woodland - although many of the oaks were planted using English acorns some 200 years ago. In spring the wood comes alive with the sound of summer migrant birds. Pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler and willow warbler all winter in Africa beyond the Sahara desert, and each year make the journey north to breed in Carstramon Wood. In May the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells. Abundant ferns and lichens benefit from the humid conditions that arise from the woods western location and unbroken tree cover.

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Grey Mare's Tail

Adjacent to A708, 10 miles (16km) northeast of Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway.
National Trust for Scotland.

Spectacular 200ft. (61m.) waterfall on a hillside. Wild flowers and wild goats. Sanctuary for Covenanters in the late 17th century. Guided walks in the summer. Extremely dangerous to leave the paths.

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

3.5 acre field with a hilltop viewpoint at the west end of the main street.

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Solway Coastal Drive

From Dumfries take the A 710 to Dalbeattie. This road goes through countryside with picturesque villages, sandy bays and rocky coves. Views across Solway Firth.

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