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Gallowhill

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Community woodland with wide views of countryside and sea

Local people have designed the paths here, and planted over 100,000 young trees to extend the forest! It’s a great place for a breath of fresh air and wide views across the countryside and the sea: come and while away an hour or so watching the ferries steaming in and out of Cairnryan. At Easter there’s a grand Easter egg hunt.

There are no waymarked trails, but there’s a good network of paths to explore this growing, changing woodland.

Facilities and access

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You’ll find public toilets, and plenty of places to eat, in Stranraer.

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

Gallowhill is on the western edge of Stranraer, at grid reference NX 046 602.

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Nearest postcode: DG9 0LA 

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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