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Black Loch

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The Galloway Hills Motor Rally takes place on Saturday 10 September, and whilst the forest drive remains open, there will be an increase in traffic in the area while the event takes place. Stay safe and be careful.

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Star-gazing at its best

Off the beaten track, this site provides easy access to the Talnotry walking trail, the 7stanes Big Country route and The Eye sculpture located beside the loch. It is also a great place to view the night sky due to the lack of light pollution experienced at this location.

Facilities and access

The nearest town is Newton Stewart, about 9 miles away, which has public toilets, shops and cafes.

Stay the night

Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at this car park from 1 April – 31 October 2022.

To help plan your stay, please see the details below:

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 3
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – No
  • Access notes - Via forest road with narrow bridge
  • Parking notes – Please do not proceed past forest gate and leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay the night

Getting here

Directions: If travelling from Newton Stewart Black Loch is the first forest road entrance on the left after the Wild Goat Park and is signed Black Loch. Follow this forest road along a narrow track, over a small concrete bridge and as the road veers to the left, the Stay the Night location is on the left. If travelling from New Galloway, Black Loch is the first forest road entrance on the right after the Red Deer Range entrance and is signed Black Loch. Follow this forest road along a narrow track, over a small concrete bridge and as road veers to the left, the Stay the Night location is on the left.

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DG8 7BL is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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