Friday, 25 February 2011

Kirroughtree car park closed

Please note that access to Kirroughtree visitor centre car park will not be available on Monday 28th March 2011.

We are currently having some essential work done at the visitor centre. During this work we are trying to avoid any distruption to the car park and trails but I'm afraid Monday's closure is unavoidable.

Thank you for your patience.


Wednesday, 16 February 2011


The snowdrops are out now and looking great in the Galloway Forest Park. A good place to see them is at Cally Woods in Gatehouse of Fleet, well worth a visit at anytime of the year for a nice woodland walk but especially now because of the beautiful snowdrop show.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Dark Sky Park

We enjoyed a really interesting talk last night given by Steve Owens the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park Development Officer at Glentrool, followed by some great stargazing afterwards. Even though the moon was out we still managed to see, Orion, Leo the Lion and Seven Sisters just before the cloud and snow came in!

The next Dark Sky Park event will again be at:
Glentrool Primary School
7pm on Saturday 12th March.
The latest news from around the universe with Dr Emily Baldwin.

We hope you can make.

Give our new Stargazing pod casts a go which are online now


Monday, 14 February 2011


Just a wee reminder about tonights Dark Sky Park event happening at Glentrool Primary School, starting at 7pm.

There will be a talk given by the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park Development Officer Steve Owens followed by stargazing if weather permits.

Please remember to wrap up very warm, wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch (with red filter or cellaphane over the light)

There is no cost to join in.

We hope to see you there!


Monday, 7 February 2011

Kirroughtree visitor centre

Site work at Kirroughtree visitor centre starts today to improve power supply to the centre. Access to trails and mountain bike routes from the car park is still possible at the moment. I'll keep you up to date with that as the kirroughtree forest road may need to be closed for short periods.

This work should take about 2 weeks.

Please adhere to all site safety signage. Please be aware that there will be trucks and diggers moving about on site.


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Dark Sky Park

Stargazing Under dark Skies

Monday 14th February

talk by Steve Owens, Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park Development Officer.

7pm start, Glentrool School.

The talk will be followed by a stargazing session (weather permitting) Please remember to wrap up very warm.

For more information visit our website

Check out our monthly dark sky park podcast. Tips on planets and constellations to look out for each month. The February podcast is online now.