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Outdoor Pursuits


Walking
The Southern Uplands, climbing to almost 3,000 feet, provide excellent terrain for all levels of walker. The Southern Upland Way runs close by (a long distance footpath stretching, for 212 miles, from Portpatrick in Galloway to Cockburnspath in the Borders). There are, however, an abundance of local walks that start right at your caravan steps!

Cycling
The caravan site is situated on the Kilpatrick MacMillan Trail, a cycle route set up to commemorate the invention of the first bicycle made by Kilpatrick MacMillan, at Keir (4 miles). In the surrounding area there is an excellent network of quiet, safe country roads for cycling on, or go off road at Ae Forest (8 miles) and Mabie Forest (14 miles) for some excellent mountain biking.

Fishing
The River Nith and its tributaries is well reputed for Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon fishing. Loch, coarse and sea fishing  are also available .
Golf courses are available nearby at reasonable cost

Some places of Interest

Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, lived and worked close by where he wrote some of his famous poetry. Visit his farm at Ellisland (2 miles) and museums in Dumfries (8 miles).

Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill (8 miles), is a magnificent castle set in a beautifully kept Estate. Tour the home of the Buccleugh Family, enjoy the gardens, visit the craft centres and if you have children, amuse them in the wonderful Adventure Play Ground. enjoy the lovely walks , cycle the off road trail's 


Caerlaverock Castle Bird Sanctuary offers a paradise for keen bird watchers. At various times of the year you can see geese, ducks, waders etc.on the merse and in special  hides.There is a new all weather Visitor centre open,

Drive to Wanlockhead the highest village in Scotland 

Go down the mine see how lead was extracted , Try your hand at Gold panning ,

Visit Kippford by Dalbeattie on the Urr estuary eat alfresco at the Anchor and watch the sun go down and the boats pottering about , always a holiday highlight .

Fishing for Salmon Sea Trout and Trout
available on River Nith
Trout Lochs and Fisheries also available
Caerlaverock Castle a few miles South of Dumfries
Amazing overfalls seen on the River Nith with an incoming tide
Ideal dark sky area for stargazing on clear nights
Lagg Tower Made famous By Greason who persecuted the Covenantors
Some lovely walks direct from the campsite
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