About The Raiders Road Forest Drive
Please be aware there are timber lorries travelling on this road.
Ten miles of two way forest road winding along the banks of the Black Water of Dee between the Bennan and Clatteringshaws. For most of its length the Drive follows the course of an old drove road featured in "The Raiders" a romance by Samuel Rutherford Crockett.
In the surrounding forest red and roe deer graze on short vegetation whilst overhead buzzards, sparrowhawks and ravens can be seen with crossbills and siskins feeding on tree cones. You may even catch sight of the elusive pine martin.
Art works such as the "Labyrinth" can also be seen along the Raiders Road.There is a £2.00 day tariff for using the raiders road. The ticket expires at midnight.
How to get there:
From Newton Stewart: Head towards New Galloway on the A712. Clatteringshaws is situated 11 miles along this road from Newton Stewart.
From New Galloway: Head towards Newton Stewart on the A712 to Newton Stewart. Clatteringshaws is situated 5 miles along this road from New Galloway.
OS Grid Reference: NX 552 764
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
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