Wednesday, 25 August 2010

If you go down to the woods....

You will get to enjoy this year's Galloway Woodfestival!

This Sunday, 29th August, will see our 4th Galloway Woodfestival being held at Kirroughtree visitor centre and there is a whole host of activities lined up for you to enjoy.

  • Puppet shows
  • BIG forest machines
  • Loch Ryan pipe band
  • Gun dog demonstrations
  • Orienteering being run by Solway Orienteers
  • Bike skills being run by the Breakpad bike shop
  • Outdoor activities being run by Dumfries and Galloway sport and leisure
  • Dog agility sessions
  • Archery

and loads more!

Come rain or shine we will be having fun this Sunday at Kirroughtree, I hope you can join us.

See you there!


Entry costs are £4 Adult, £2.50 Child, £3.50 Concession, £10 family ticket (2adults, 2 children. For more information feel free to contact our team at the forest park office on 01671 402 420.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Clear skies brought great views

The meteor shower last Thursday evening was fantastic. At Glentrool between 3 and 4 hours of spectacular stargazing saw between 80 and 90 very, very clear meteors. There were lots going off all night but those were particularly good.

We weren't the only ones out enjoying this treat but lots of you headed to the many good viewing spots within the Galloway Forest Park to witness the show themselves.

We would love to hear your meteor shower stories and where in the Galloway Forest Park you watched it from. If you have any pictures you took of the night sky on Thursday that you would like to share that would be great too.

We hope you all had a very enjoyable evening.

Here's to the next!


Monday, 9 August 2010

Bright lights come to Dark Skies

Perseids meteor shower is set to give a great show on Thursday 12th August night/Friday 13th morning .

Up to 60 meteors could be seen if the skies are clear. Look to the north east as this is where the meteors will be starting from, and stay well away from any street lights to get the best views.

Glentrool and Clatteringshaws are both good areas to observe from so long as you have good views north.

We'll hopefully get decent weather and be able to take some pictures which we'll pop on here.

Happy viewing!