The Machars triangle is a maze of minor roads and four graded cycle routes. The area has a rugged landscape and an abundance of wildlife for the keen cyclist.
Kirroughtree is one of the best mountain biking centres in the UK. The centre has colour coded routes for different cycling levels; a forest trail and farm tracks, children’s play area, café and bike shop.
Whether you want the unique experience of driving a tank, military vehicle or just a land rover, Galloway Tanks can cater for your needs. There is also an opportunity to try Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting.www.gallowaytanks.co.uk
You can go Kayaking in the bay or take lessons from Miles. Contact 01988600601.
Launch your own boat from the slipway at Garlieston or chartered fishing is available at the Isle of Whithorn.
Here in Garlieston there is a sense of space and light that nourishes the spirit and rests the soul. Countless rugged bays and cliffs, coastal walks all serve to ignite your sense of wonder in nature. Nearby Rigg Bay is a tree lined sandy beach suitable for swimming and paddling. There are rock pools for children to enjoy exploring sea life.
Time passes slowly here. Garlieston is one of the quietest of the Scottish fishing villages you will find. Stone circles, ancient roman ruins and relics of early Christianity are all to be found in this unspoilt and timeless place. Don’t worry if you can’t get a phone signal – you won’t need it!