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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Wild Goat Park

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

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Have a close encounter with Galloway's wild goats

These hairy, long-horned animals are British Primitive Goats. Goats like these were kept by our ancestors, who valued them for their milk, meat and skins.

Around 50 live in the Park while several hundred more live in the surrounding hills.

Facilities and access

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Parking

You'll find parking, toilets (including accessible facilities), a café and a shop at Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre or Kirroughtree Visitor Centre at each end of the Queen's Way.

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

The car park for Wild Goat Park is on the north side of A712 (also known as The Queen's Way) between Newton Stewart and New Galloway.

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DG8 7BL is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

Hillside and forest at Talnotry

Visit a famous waterfall and the striking Murray’s Monument

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Wild Goat Park': 0.50 miles
Trees in mist

Historic viewpoint at the head of a long tree-clad gully

Facilities and activities
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Wild Goat Park': 1.08 miles
A woman looks through a viewing window at a red deer

Get up close to some of Galloway's resident deer

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Distance from 'Wild Goat Park': 1.20 miles

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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