Thursday, 15 February 2024
The low stone walls and earthen banks of a post-medieval township were recently discovered in Glen Brittle Forest on the Isle of Skye during an environmental check ahead of harvest...
There is currently no access to Glenamour Loop from the car park due to storm damage.
Head for this quiet area of forest near Newton Stewart for a circular trail with great views. The trail also passes Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, allowing for a welcome diversion for coffee and cake at the café.
A fine circuit around Larg Hill that’s ideal for cycling or horse riding. Great views over Newton Stewart and Cairnsmore of Fleet.
Firm, wide gravel surface throughout, with some loose, uneven and occasionally muddy sections. Includes some fairly steep slopes.
Allow 2 hours
The wide forest roads here make this an ideal place for horse-riding. There's room in the car park for a couple of horse boxes.
The nearest public toilets by car are in Newton Stewart. You'll also find toilets (including accessible facilities), a café and shop about half way along the walking trail, at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
The car park for Glenamour is on the east side of the A712 (also known as The Queen's Way), 2½ miles from Newton Stewart.
DG8 7AE is the nearest postcode.
An old oak woodland that's a haven for wildlife
Galloway Forest Park’s gateway centre