About Forests of the Solway Coast
The forests of the Solway Coast cloak the coastal plains and rolling hills stretching out from the bustling market town of Dumfries. Providing a backdrop to quiet villages and secluded bays, the forests await visitors both new and old, in search of inspiring walks and spectacular views.
Forestry Commission Scotland welcomes walkers, cyclists and horse riders onto its land and provides many waymarked routes for these activities.
Dumfries and Galloway is a haven for wildlife. Migratory barnacle geese arrive in their thousands from arctic Norway and spend the winter grazing the coastal saltmarshes, whilst golden eagles soar above the craggy hills.
The sprawling woods and forests are home for many of the area’s plants and animals, including red squirrels, roe deer, badgers and buzzards.
Forestry Commission Scotland always considers the needs of wildlife during forest management and is actively committed to conservation work for vulnerable species such as the pearl-bordered fritillary and nightjar.
How to get there:
Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, and Annan are the nearest towns or villages.
From Glasgow and the north - leave the A74(M) at junction 15 and follow the A701 towards Dumfries.
From Carlisle and the south - leave the A74(M) at Gretna and follow the A75 towards Dumfries.
From Stranraer and the west - follow the A75 towards Castle Douglas and Dumfries.
OS Grid Reference: NX9371
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
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