What to See and Do

Activities

Golf

There are 5 main golf courses in Wigtownshire, all within easy reach of the two holiday houses:

 
Southern Upload Way waymark sign.

Walking

There are several walks in both the Rhins of Galloway and the Machars are the best ones are published by Dumfries and Galloway Council:

 

Cycling

Once again, Dumfries and Galloway Council provide an excellent guide for cycling in Wigtownshire:

Wildlife & Birdwatching

Wigtownshire is very popular for birdwatchers, due to it's selection of diverse and sometimes unique habitats. From Keekafar you are only a stones-throw away from Loch Ryan - an important breeding ground for wildfowl and waders in the winter, and terns in the summer. From Seabank, you only have to cross the road to the beach to encounter shorebirds, seals and the occasional otter.

There are also 3 reserves in the are well worth visiting:

  • RSPB Wood of Cree - famed for it's pied flycathers, redstarts and otters
  • RSPB Mull of Galloway - cliffs support thousands of seabirds in summer, as well as the odd small raft of puffins.
  • LNR Wigtown Bay - a hotspot for geese and ducks in winter and reed buntings, sand martins, house martins and swallows in summer.
 

Fishing

There is a huge variety of fishing spots local to both properties - these two websites should help you find the best freshwater and sea angling places:


Tourist Attractions

Gardens

Wigtownshire is notorious for it's beautiful gardens:

 
 

Other Attractions