See & Do

Walking

Enjoy the beautiful rolling countryside, whether it by a challenging Southern Upland Way or a gentle stroll straight from your cottage door. The area encapsulates all that is best about walking in Scotland, with all the landscapes you could want resting side by side. Acres of sky, miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, mysterious forests, rolling hills, tranquil lochs and room to breathe.

With over 200 miles of coastline you'll discover stunning cliff top walks or leisurely strolls along sandy beaches. Miles and miles of forest trails under natural canopies, gentle slopes or rugged hikes to the top of hills and mountains reward you with spectacular views. Taking time out to explore the region on foot is guaranteed to get you close to nature, leave you with a sense of achievement and a camera full of beautiful memories of your holiday.

Visit www.drumlanrig.com for information on various activities including walking, mountain biking, shooting and fishing.

Drumlanrig Castle Mountain Biking

Cycling

The local area offers fantastic cycling to suit all tastes - from a gentle ride on our quiet country lanes to serious mountain biking.

For cycling holidays on quiet country roads, you'll be spoilt for choice. The National Cycle Network traverses the region taking in more than 130 miles of stunning scenery, rugged coastline and vast forests. The National Byway provides the opportunity to retrace the roots of the first pedal cycle to Keir Mill, where Kirkpatrick Macmillan first invented it.

If an Off road challenge for your cycling holidays appeals, then make sure you take time to visit 5 of the 7stanes! Located at Ae, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree and Glentrool forests, these cycling centres are sure to make you come back for more. Drumlanrig Castle also has its own graded Mountain Biking trails right on your doorstep.

To find out more visit:www.7 stanes.gov.uk.

 

Golfing
Play an enjoyable round at Thornhill where Andrew Coltart honed his skills or try the challenge of the famous Solway links course at Southerness, designed by Mackenzie Ross in 1947. Tee off at Stranraer, the last course to be designed by James Braid or admire the views from Colvend or Wigtownshire County.

With a choice of 30 courses – you can play serious golf or just a few rounds of holiday golf to your heart's content. There are also driving ranges and golf professionals to help you hone your skills.

We have some golf clubs for you to borrow free of charge.

Thornhill Golf Course The River Nith

Fishing
The nearby River Nith offers superb sport and has established a reputation for its quality of salmon.

The River Nith rises near New Cumnock, flows south and enters the Solway Firth just south of Dumfries - about 45 miles in length. It offers a wide variety of fishing experiences for anglers, with varied landscapes and memorable scenery thrown in for good measure.

It's main tributaries - the Cairn, Cample, Shinnel, Scaur and Crawick offer good fishing in themselves, but also provide excellent spawning grounds.

There are also excellent trout fishing on many of the local lochs. Coarse fishing is available nearby.

 

Horse Riding
Galloping over deserted beaches, open moors or dramatic forest, horse riding and pony trekking are great ways to see Dumfries & Galloway's unspoilt landscape at a leisurely pace. With schools and trekking centres catering for those new to horses and ponies to the experienced rider, offering lessons, treks and horse-driving instruction you'll be sure to find a horse or pony to suit you.

Horse riding is available just round the corner please ask for any further information you require.

Local Attractions

Thornhill (0.5 miles away)
The local village - a pleasant 15 minute walk on a country lane.

Drumlanrig Castle (5 miles away)
Beautiful gardens and a famous art collection.

Wanlockhead (15 miles away)
The highest village in Scotland also home to a mining museum.

Ellisland Farm (11 miles away)
Where Robert Burns lived in his later years and wrote some of his most famous poems.

Moniaive (7 miles away)
An attractive village with 3 beautiful neighbouring glens : Scaur, Shinnel and Dalwhat.

Solway Coast (40 Minutes Drive)
The Solway Coast stretches from Rockcliffe in the north to Maryport in the south.

Caerlaverock Castle (6 miles South of Dumfries)
One of Scotlands greatest forts and now a nature reserve.

Threave Castle (Near Castle Douglas)
Located on an island in the River Dee, a fascinating spot for garden enthusiasts.

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