Monday 8 May 2017



Out from Kirkcubright. Many thanks to the people whose photos we have used.

Take the road from Kirkcudbright to Ross Bay.

This is like exploring a new part of France.

Solway View

Solway View Holidays provides holidays involving caravans, wigwams and camping

"This campsite is one of our best finds ever in Dumfries and Galloway."

Solway View

"The friendly helpful owners and spacious pitches make this site very welcoming. Every pitch has a picnic table and a fire pit..." 

Solway View

At Solway View Holidays, "the facilities are excellent clean, modern and warm so its no hardship getting a shower. The views are magnificent and its only a short walk to a lovely cove perfect to launch a kayak or have a picnic."

Excellent discovery

The road from Kirkcudbright to Ross Bay.

This area is very scenic.

The journey to Ross Bay.

You can expect quiet roads and Caribbean-style scenery.

For rainy days, there are the play areas at Cocoabean Company, and elsewhere.

Dumfries and Galloway experiences 'British-style' weather. So, it can rain.

On the road to Ross Bay, Dumfries and Galloway

This photo was taken in the month of May

This is Ross Bay.

Ross Bay Retreat: Coastal self catering holiday cottages

Ross Bay

This area has lots of campsites.

Brighouse Bay Holiday Park

The road from Ross Bay.

This area is good for golf, fishing, sailing, cycling, art, reading, walking, horse riding... and adventures.

Dumfries and Galloway - What's Going On.

The Cocoabean Company.


Galloway Activity Centre.

Ossian provides posh adventures for adults.

Selkirk Arms hotel

If you prefer to stay in a hotel, try the Selkirk Arms hotel in Kirkcudbright.

Robert Burns wrote the 'Selkirk Grace' when staying at the Selkirk Arms in 1794.

On the left, we see the Selkirk Arms hotel.

The Selkirk Arms Hotel provides a good standard of food and accommodation.

The Selkirk Arms Hotel.

There's also one Lib Dem representative and a councillor with no political alignment.

Balcary Bay

Suggestions for a travel trip to Dumfries and Galloway:

See the Red Kites at Bellymack, Laurieston

Buy a stamp and post a letter at Sanquhar Post office – the oldest post office in the World

Take part in the World Flounder Tramping Championships at Palnackie

Visit WWT Caerlaverock, the best place in the UK to go birding in winter


Suggestions for a travel trip to Dumfries and Galloway:

Go to The Big Burns Supper– Europe’s Biggest Winter Fringe Festival

Go to the Moniaive Folk Festival or Blue Grass Festival

Go to the Kirkcudbright Tattoo

Go to one of Thornhill’s Music Festivals, electrics fields or the Thornhill Music Festival


Visit the Gavin Maxwell memorial at Monreith

Go to the Moffat Vintage and Classic Car Rally, the biggest in Scotland

Stewartry Show

Go to a local Agricultural show - Dumfries Show: 2017

Wigtown Show

Moffat Show

Stranraer Show 

Visit the Big Water of Fleet viaduct ( used in some scenes of the film the 39 steps)

Go on the Dumfries Ghost Walk

See The Wild Goats in the Galloway Forest Park.

Mountan Bike on the 7 Stanes

Near Borgue.

Visit the Devils Porridge Exhibition

Stand in the Middle of mainland Scotland's Largest stone circle the Twelve Apostles

Pan for gold in Wanlockhead (someone recently found £10,000 in gold nuggets)

Go on a nocturnal Wildlife tour

Look up at the stars at night

Visit Ellisland Farm, home of Robert Burns

Have a go on one of Europe’s longest Zip wires - Laggan Outdoor

Sleep in a lighthgouse

Visit Dumfries Aviation Museum and sit in a jet fighter

Sleep in a yurt

Stay in the world’s narrowest hotel

Drive along the Raiders Road and stop at the otter’s pool

Visit Britain’s only triangular castle at Caerlaverock


Go Pony Trecking

Watch Queen of the South at Palmerston Park

Visit one of Dumfries and Galloway’s many Megalithic sites

Walk among dinosaurs

Make a chocolate duck


Walk amongst the palm trees of Galloway

Walk in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce

Visit Galloway’s famous Movie locations

Try Clay Pigeon Shooting

Eat Loch Ryan oysters.- The only wild native oysters in the UK.

Make Galloway Cheddar on Toast.

Have a glass of Scottish Cider

Visit a distillery


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At 7 May 2017 at 08:11 , Blogger Mark Jesus said...

Liking D and G - and pause. Life. Thanks.


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