Galloway Forest Park


Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park is a woodland park operated by the Scottish Forestry Commission, principally covering woodland in Dumfries and Galloway.

The park, established in 1947, covers around 300 square miles and receives over 800,000 visitors per year. The three visitor centres at Glen Trool, Kirroughtree, and Clatteringshaws receive around 150,000 each year. Much of the Galloway Hills lie within the boundaries of the park and there is good but rough hillwalking and also some rock climbing and ice-climbing within the park. Within or near the boundaries of the park are several well developed mountain bike tracks, forming part of the Seven Stanes project.

As well as catering for recreation, the park includes economically valuable woodland, producing 500,000 tons of timber per year.

External links

* [http://www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark Recreation at Galloway Forest Park] at the Forestry Commission website
* [http://www.countrysiderecreation.org.uk/journal/pdf/Summer%202006/Summer%202006%20journal%202.pdf 'Activity Tourism'] from the Countryside Recreation Network
* [http://www.needlesports.com/galloway/walking.htm Information on Hill Walking in the Galloway Hills]
* [http://www.johnbiggar.com/galloway-climbing-index.asp Rock and Ice climbing in the Galloway Hills]
* [http://www.7stanes.gov.uk 7 Stanes]


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