Trip Review: Galloway Forest Park

Scotland's Dark Sky Park

It's a great part of the country and one that is rarely explored by the tourist trade in Scotland. Galloway Forest Park is a fantastic day out in this fine country. Our squad headed to Girvan for some fun at the beach and then headed in land. After some tower house stories and some hilarious fun in Glentrool Forest (almost lost some French people in the trees) we took lunch in the rather fun little town of Newton Stewart. The river running through it provided a nice back drop for some outdoor lunch. The poor little newsagents might need a new door after I accidentally slammed it though! Sorry!

On our way to Clatteringshaws Loch we stopped at Murray's Monument and after slowly working out who Murray was we had some amazing views from his monument and enjoyed the small waterfall nearby too. I think it was at Clatteringshaws though where we had the most fun. The man made loch here offers some great views and the nearby Bruce Stone was the source of great amounts of laughter as our students tried to re-enact how Robert Bruce would have lent against the stone itself. 

All in all a great wee trip!