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Address: Galloway Forest Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart DG8 6AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 300 067 6800
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A bit wet

Visited on a wet November day but it was so beautiful with the two rivers full of water. I saw a fish jumping up the river. So very peaceful and quiet. Lots of chaffinches eating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sweetpige
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a wet November day but it was so beautiful with the two rivers full of water. I saw a fish jumping up the river. So very peaceful and quiet. Lots of chaffinches eating the nuts and food.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, nobody likes paying for car parking but this place offers an amazing amount of walking and beautiful scenery. Nice well organised paths and a lot of historically important features, would need a few visits to get the best from it.

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1 Thank Rick S
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent forest for mountain biking and walking. The visitors centre has very good food and drinks. A lovely place to visit. Kerb your eyes open for the wildlife.

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1 Thank Mrs Susan T
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A lovely visitor centre with a cafe and a huge amount of walking & cycling trails. All par of the 7 Stanes dark sky park.

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1 Thank Russ V
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for walking and MTB.We did the Big Country Trail, it says 32 miles but we made it 39 at the end,we chose to do this on a hot day (bad idea).Its not the milage of the track as 39 miles is not too far but it was the ongoing steep hills on granite rocks and stones on the... More 

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1 Thank lisaf2005
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Set off with dog on the yellow 5 mile route then decided to include the extra loop around the loch which came I about 11 mile, well worth the walk, stunning scenery round the lock, bearing in mind were the steady Sunday walkers type of people, was tired at the end but so glad we did it, lovely visitor centre... More 

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1 Thank Nicola B
manchester
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Not as technical and exciting as some rides but it's open with beautiful views and a great downhill ride on specially built single track!

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1 Thank towse1972
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Choice of 8k or 58km routes and nothing in between. Great views on the big country route, but bear in mind it's a proper all day commitment. We took 7 hours.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The visitor centre was excellent. the tearoom was good as prices were reasonable. The staff was very friendly and showed us the walks. The walks are in a pictersquique location and good scenery. Would recommend

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Good choice of trails for all abilities. My son is 11 and we stuck with the Blue trail, which he enjoyed thoroughly. We also did a walk on another day. Pleasant and friendly visitor centre, Cafe had lovely food and cake. Would definitely recommend.

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