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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.


Start exploring at one of the Forest Park’s two visitor centres. Visit Kirroughtree, the gateway centre for Galloway Forest Park, for active adventures. At Glentrool, discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history. 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.Starry sky above trees

Forests to visit

Starry sky above treesKirroughtree Visitor Centre

Galloway Forest Park’s gateway centre.




Watch for wildlife or gaze at the stars.



Couple walking their dog at GlentroolGlentrool

Woods, water, hills and history.



BluebellsRaiders’ Road Forest Drive

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

Raiders' Road


Red deerRed Deer Range

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

Red Deer Range


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