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adriacoral
06-02-2011, 20:43
Hi, We were thinking of going to the Galloway Forest park at half term, just wondering if anyone been here and if theres plenty of places to park?. Their website says open to wildcamping but i think it means tents, started going down roads on google earth but will take me ages! Just wondered if theres any restrictions...?
Thanks

toxicturtle
06-02-2011, 21:26
Hi there, wild camping includes campers. Was there last week n if you get a clear night you're in for a treat, tad chilly one tho! We were at Stinchar bridge car park but there are plenty o places scattered about. Met some regulars second night celebrating a birthday n made more than welcome. May bump into you as heading there ourselves to explore some more.

jann
07-02-2011, 20:09
Head for the visitor centre at Glentrool. We have stopped there in winter, but summer we carry on down the dead end road to Bruce's stone

magbrin
07-02-2011, 21:09
Glentrool is a lovely place - although we have only been during the day and have never stopped overnight there.

However Dumfries & Galloway is a dangerous place. Our son is recovering from an operation to replace his cheekbone which, after coming off a mountain bike, was completely detached from the rest of his face.

He is an avid extreme sport enthusiast, and his only other semi-serious accident was a shattered ankle whilst climbing on the Galloway Hills.

He swears he will never go back!

runnach
08-02-2011, 21:20
First five L to R in this link are very good problem free wild camp sites.Forestry Commission Scotland - Welcome to the 7stanes - world class mountain biking trails (http://www.7stanes.gov.uk/)

Brighouse Bay is another good spot if you want a sea view, the bay is approx 20 mins from Kirkcudbright, west towards GateHouse of Fleet off the A755.

Other good info here too Clatteringshaws - Galloway Forest Park (http://www.cast.org.uk/clatteringshaws.htm)

HTH?

Canalsman
09-02-2011, 17:35
First five L to R in this link are very good problem free wild camp sites.Forestry Commission Scotland - Welcome to the 7stanes - world class mountain biking trails (http://www.7stanes.gov.uk/)

Thanks for these - I have added them to the POI database :)

Regards

Chris


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