Kirkcudbright Cycling

If you fancy going out for a ride with other cyclists, check www.kirkcudbrightcycling.co.uk  to see who’s going out and when, or post up your own intended ride so that others may join you (please make sure you include the date, time, starting venue and an idea of average speed).
Hope to see you out cycling soon…

Senwick Alpaca Trekking

Nestled alongside the beautiful Solway Coast in the South West corner of Scotland, Senwick Alpaca Trekking invite you to experience the wonder and warmth of our adorable alpacas who are waiting to join you on a guided trek on our 320 acre family-run farm. Enjoy a completely unique experience getting to know our super friendly and playful alpacas whilst taking in the splendid surroundings of Dumfries and Galloway.  See website for mre details:- www.senwickalpacas.co.uk

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre offer adventure and fun for all the family.  We have a wide range of activities available for children and adults, from the leisurely to the adrenaline filled.  Come and have a go at the one of the longest zip wire’s in Europe spanning a whopping 820m and offering one of the most stunning views in the area.  Try an off road Segway adventure Tour or test your skills with archery or clay pigeon shooting. Try water balling, grass sledging, dirt scooters or reverse steer jeep. For the brave there’s the human slingshot; like nothing you’ve ever tried before. We strap you in to a harness, in the middle of 500m of bungee cord, attached to 20m poles, then we pull you back as far as you dare and….PING…off you fly at upto 60mph! Are you brave enough?! We have a range of packages available from one activity to a whole day of excitement, as well as the Basecamp Cafe onsite for fantastic fresh food made onsite.

www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

Fishing in The Galloway Forest Park

Fishing for Coarse fish and Brown Trout is available at many lochs within the Galloway Forest Park. Charges are very inexpensive and tickets are available at several outlets in Galloway. The nearest to Kirkcudbright is at McCowan & Sons, 50-52 King Street, Castle Douglas, Tel 01556 502009. The Galloway Forest Park is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. Click here to visit the website. Scroll down the page for the fishing section for full details.

Dee (Kirkcudbright) District Salmon Fisheries Board

The Rivers Dee, Ken and Deugh are the main rivers that make up Kirkcudbright’s Dee River System. There are over fifty miles of river and the catchment covers four hundred square miles, which make it the largest of South West Scotland’s rivers. The role of the Dee (Kirkcudbright) District Salmon Fisheries Board is to oversee the maintenance of the lochs, rivers and streams that make up the Dee River System, and to see to the well being of the fish that are in them.  Click here to visit their website.

7Stanes Mountain Biking

The 7stanes are eight mountain biking centres (Glentress and Innerleithen share one) spanning southern Scotland. The 7stanes mountain bike trails offer everyone no matter how experienced, some of the world’s best mountain biking stretching from the heart of Dumfries and Galloway to the Scottish Borders.

Kirkcudbright is centrally located for FIVE of these centres – Ae, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Glentrool and  Kirroughtree, all of which offer big country riding, rolling hills, views to die for and mile upon mile of technical singletrack.

7Stanes is run by the Forestry Commission. Click here to visit their website.

Cycle Sales, Hire & Repair

William Law, 17 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4DJ.
This shop, which has been in the same local family for over 100 years, carries a range of quality bikes and clothing for all ages and will hire you a bike for a day or half-day, for a few days or a week. The bikes are well maintained and generally nearly-new and they offer discounts for family hire or extended periods. They have experience in all aspects of cycle maintenance and repair and carry out all work on the premises. They have a good stock of spares and a well tested ordering system to obtain more unusual parts quickly. Many small repairs can be completed in a short visit to the shop. Visit their website for more information.

Walks around Gatehouse of Fleet.

Gatehouse of Fleet offers a wide variety of walks at all times of the year. In February the Cally Oakwoods are carpeted by snowdrops, followed by daffodils and blue bells, when Castramont Wood is a mass of colour. Later on in the year the hills behind Gatehouse open up with lots more walking opportunities.

The Gatehouse Walks Booklet
A booklet has been produced with details of a series of walks in and about Gatehouse of Fleet. The booklet, which contains maps, photographs and accompanying text on 7 different walks, is available in Gatehouse on you can download the PDF copy here.