Monday, 19 October 2009

Autumn is here, enjoy!

What a pleasure it is to go exploring at the moment, the woods are full of colour! Remember we have 27 way marked trails here in the Galloway Forest Park, details of which can be found in our walk trail leaflet. If you would like a copy let us know or click on the walkers leaflet icon on our main Galloway Forest Park page

Don't forget to wrap up warm!


Friday, 16 October 2009

Trail closures

We will soon be upgrading two of our very short walkers trails, Bruce's Stone path at Glentrool and Bruce's Stone path at Clatteringshaws. I'm afraid this will mean that there wont be access to either of these paths whilst the work is being carried out.

The good news though is that it is likely to only take a couple of days at each site, keeping disruption to a minimum.

The work will be carried out during next week (w/b 19th Oct.) If you are visiting next week and want to check whether the path will be open or closed whilst you're here then please give us a call 01671 402 420.


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Wrap up warm and enjoy the show!

If you haven't had a walk in the woods for a while then I can strongly advise one just now. I headed out to Barhil Woods in Kirkcudbright yesterday afternoon and walked the circular route from the car park. Crispy leaves that had fallen from the surrounding trees crunched under foot as I made my way along the trail.

Whilst the full throws of Autumn hasn't quite happened in this wood yet, the warm light from the late afternoon sun filters through the trees and provides anticipation and a subtle glimpse of great things to come.

It's a similar story for many of our other woods within the Galloway Forest Park, whilst many trees have started to show signs of transforming, we yet have to see their full Autumnal glory.

Silver birch started to turn back in September and so in some places throughout the park they are looking quite yellow. However, some of our bigger trees like the Oak and Beech are taking their time, some might argue mother nature is 'saving the best to last'!

Ill help you keep a track of what's happening out there this Autumn right here on our blog. I can't promise to update every day, that wouldn't be very helpful anyway, but I will try my best with a couple of entries a week.

I cant wait to get back out there to see how the Autumn colours are coming on. Now where did i leave my gloves?...