Dalbeattie Forest, one of the 7stanes is accessed only 300 metres from the Park entrance. In all there are over 17km of cycling trails linking Dalbeattie to Colvend, Sandyhills and Kippford; these three villages being just a short ride outside the Forest itself. Gentle Family Routes are suitable for the whole family, with clearly marked trails. Leaflets are available at Reception.
Gorsebank Coarse and Trout Fishery, just off the A710 Coast Road (about 1½ miles from the Park) is a day ticket fishery near Dalbeattie in a beautiful, peaceful valley on the edge of farmland and forest. They have 4 pools which offer a variety of angling pursuits to suit all abilities.
Coarse Fishing is available 2 miles away at the Barean Loch in Dalbeattie Forest. Access to this is by foot or bike through the forest, or by car and a ½ mile walk from Colvend. This loch has some fine pike.
Between Dalbeattie & Dumfries just 15 minutes away Cowans Loch is known for its Carp, Tench and Roach.
Salmon, Trout and Sea Trout may all be found in the river Urr which flows through Kippford.
Kippford & Rockcliffe has a forest and coastal walking area. The round trip takes around 1½ to 2 hours and offers wonderful views, including the ‘Muckle’ and ‘Mote of Mark’, a 5th century hill-fort with marvellous views of the ‘Rough Firth’!
Dalbeattie Forest is continually being upgraded by Forest Enterprise and has a large selection of walks with many fine views, commencing just 300 meters from the Park entrance.
The Sandyhills to Rockcliffe Coastal Path is described as one of the finest coastal paths in Britain, with views over the Solway to Cumbria and the Isle of Man.
For the best walking routes across Dumfries and Galloway check out Walkhighlands.
Craigieknowes, adjacent to the holiday park, is a scenic 9 hole par 3 course, suitable for golfers of all abilities. This is a surprisingly testing warm up course for experienced golfers, whilst remaining accessible and welcoming to beginners.
Just 3 miles away near Sandyhills beach is Colvend Golf Course, the nearest 18 hole golf course to Kippford. This picturesque parkland course, with spectacular views over the Solway to the Lakeland Fells and even the Isle of Man, provides an interesting challenge for all abilities.
Kippford Village has a marina and slipway. The Solway Yacht Club has a temporary membership scheme for visiting dingy sailors and has excellent facilities.
If you want to try your hand at Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing or Powerboating, Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken is 45 minutes’ drive from the Park.
Kippford Classic Car Hire allows you to enjoy the roads and scenery of Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland in style. You can hire a Triumph Herald Convertible or a cute Morris Minor for a minimum of one day. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, or to just treat yourself!