Walks around Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas and the surrounding countryside are ideal for the walker. Its close proximity to the coast, forests and hills make it a great area to explore.  From the tall douglas firs in Doach Wood to the butterflies at Threave Gardens in the summer, these walks will take you through a wide variety of habitats including woodland, marshes, farmland, wetland and moorland, all of which are within easy reach of Castle Douglas. In spring and summer, there is an abundance of wildflowers and butterflies to enjoy. In winter you are treated to the spectacle of huge flocks of geese in and around Threave Estate. Loch Ken/River Dee, also notable for its wildfowl, is set in one of the most scenic and unspoilt parts of Galloway and is designated a Regional Scenic Area.  Click here to download the Walks in CD PDF brochure