The Raider’s Road Forest Drive

Ten miles of two way forest road winding along the banks of the Black Water of Dee and Loch Stroan between Mossdale and Clatteringshaws. For most of its length the Drive follows the course of an old drove road featured in “The Raiders” a romance by S. R. Crockett. In the surrounding forest red and roe deer graze on short vegetation whilst overhead buzzards, sparrowhawks, red kites and ravens can be seen with crossbills and siskins feeding on tree cones. You may even catch sight of the elusive pine martin. Art works such as the “Labyrinth” can also be seen along the Raiders Road.

The eastern end of the road is accessed from the A762 Kirkcudbright to New Galloway Road approximately 1 mile north of Mossdale Village (see map)or from the western end from the A712 Queensway at Clatteringshaws Reservoir (see map).

Open from Easter until the end of September. A small charge is made per vehicle.