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Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history.

Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and starry night skies.

The night sky at Kirroughtree

Photo ©: Visit Scotland

Start exploring at one of the Forest Park’s three visitor centres. Visit Kirroughtree, the gateway centre for Galloway Forest Park, for active adventures. Discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history at Glentrool and enjoy tranquil views over lochs and hills at Clatteringshaws. Kirroughtree and Glentrool are also home to two of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.

The Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, enjoy classic scenery from your car on a Forest Drive, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places to stargaze in Europe.

Forests to visit

The night sky at KirroughtreeKirroughtree Visitor Centre

Galloway Forest Park’s gateway centre.

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Two children by Clatteringshaws Loch at sunsetClatteringshaws

Watch for wildlife or gaze at the stars.

Photo © Visit Scotland



Couple walking their dog at GlentroolGlentrool

Woods, water, hills and history.



A close up photo of some bluebells in the sunRaiders’ Road Forest Drive

The best of Galloway Forest Park from the comfort of your car.

Photo © robwingate / Unsplash

Raiders' Road


Deer at Red Deer RangeRed Deer Range

Get up close to some of Galloway's resident deer.

Photo © Mandy Williams

Red Deer Range


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