Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Deer Range Diary

We thought you might like to see how Rannochs antlers are coming on. Well they are fully grown now and I'm sure you will agree look pretty good!
They are still covered with velvet which supplies blood to the growing antler. The Velvet will start dropping off soon helped by Rannoch, who will be rubbing his antlers on anything he comes across.

Our tours of the deer range are now in full swing. Sundays - Thursdays 10am start.

Here are a couple of photos taken recently, including Rannoch and his new antlers of course!

Happy holidays!


Thursday, 22 July 2010

Some temporary trail closures

Due to essential works a couple of trails will be closed for roughly a week so maintenance can be carried out. The trails affected are:

Cally horse trail
This trail is currently closed and we hope to have it reopened for Monday 2nd August.

Raiders road forest drive
The section of the forest drive closed is between Stroan Loch and the Otterpool.

Stroan loch car park is still accessible from the Mossdale end of the drive. We hope to be able to reopen this from Monday 2nd August.

Clatteringshaws to Otterpool is still open.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Go wild in Galloway!

We have some amazing opportunities to see some of Galloway's incredible wildlife.

The Red deer range is open now for the summer leading guided walks to see and meet Britain's largest land mammal, up close! Tours start at 10am Sunday - Thursdays and last roughly 1 1/2 hours. See Rannoch the alpha stag and meet the females along with their calves that were born in June. A truly memorable experience. £3.50 Adult £2.50 conc. under 16 £2.50 Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £10

Red kite minibus tours are also being led this year with the next due to go on the 8th August 10am - 3pm. FCS and RSPB staff will lead you around the Galloway red kite trail stopping at many points of interest to discover more about Galloway's red kite Reintroduction programme. Lunch at Clatteringshaws visitor centre is included. £30 Adult £15 Conc. To book you place call us on 01671 402 420.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, 9 July 2010

If you go down to the woods.....

...on Saturday.

Just a quick reminder that 10@Kirroughtree is taking place this weekend at Kirroughtree visitor centre. 10@Kirroughtree is a continuous 10 hour, 10 mile mountain bike race organised by no fuss. For more information on the event please log onto www.nofussevents.co.uk

The event will include parts of the blue and red route out as far as the start of the 'White Witch'. The way marked trails will still be open but please give way to the 500+ competitors taking part.

Diversions: Green route closed 10 July 2010

Have a good weekend