Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway
About Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is around 130 miles wide, from Stranraer to Gretna and 75 miles between Glasgow and Dumfries. The area is vast, but a hikers dream due to the many miles of rolling countryside with its riverside walks, hidden coastal caves and many places to just stop, and gaze in awe at the fantastic scenery.
Dumfries and Galloway is made up of 4 areas; Wigtownshire (SE), Stewarty (SE Central) Nithsdale (N and Central), Annandale & Eskdale (SW).
There are 5 world renowned mountain biking courses, known as the 7Stanes, throughout Dumfries and Galloway. The hubs, or central points are at Dalbeattie, Mabie, AE, Glentrool and Kirroughtree, of which Glentrool and Kirroughtree are Forestry Commission visitor centres with cafes. There is excellent hill walking in the Moffat Hills,Lowther Hills the Carsphairn and Scaur Hills, all over Galloway Forest Park and the Glenkens regions. The Southern Upland Way is a coast to coast walk starting near Port Patrick in the SE area of Dumfries and Galloway, through to Berwick upon Tweed (341km) away, on the norther border between Scotland and England. The Annandale Way is 53 mile long, from the Solway Firth to the Moffat Hills. The coastal areas also offer fantastic sailing and windsurfing opportunities.
There is so much to love about Dumfries and Galloway and so much to see and do in Dumfries and Galloway and we thoroughly recommend it for both relaxation and exploration.