Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Gallowhill Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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 & access


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

Getting here

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

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Nearest postcode: DG9 0LA 

Public transport

Check Traveline Scotland for transport to Stranraer.

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