Our local area
Kirkcudbright Artists’ Town
Kirkcudbright has become known as the ‘Artists’ Town’ due to the many artists that have made it their home. Their works are displayed in the numerous art galleries in the town, which make for a great day out. This is a beautiful little town with a marina, wildlife park, super shops and a great history. It is home to authentic local pub The Selkirk Arms and Broughton House, an 18th century town house and artist’s studio.
Loch Ken is well known for its watersports as well as beautiful local scenery. The Galloway Activity Centre offers sailing courses among many other things, and is especially suited for families with young kids. You can also enjoy the wildlife at nearby Ken Dee Marshes and watch red kites being fed at Bellymack Farm.
Seven Stanes mountain biking
The 7 stanes trail at Dalbeattie is one of the best tracks in Scotland and there are many routes of varying grade to suit all cyclists. The area around Glenearly provides many fine opportunities for coastal and hill walking. The Jubilee Path goes from Kippford past the Mote of Mark Celtic hill fort and Castle Point to Rockliffe, offering fantastic views of the Solway Firth.
The impressive hills of Bengairn, Cairnsmore of Fleet, and Criffel are close by in the Galloway Forest Park (three hundred square miles) which is also famous for its dark sky. Merrick (Highest in Galloway) and Mulwharcher are within easy travelling distance. See hill walking in Galloway for further info.
There are a number of good quality golf courses within easy distance of Glenearly. Dalbeattie has a nice 9 hole course with clubhouse facilities and, for those who have static holiday homes, an excellent country membership scheme. There are two excellent 18 hole courses in Dumfries and Southernness is a championship standard links course about 10 miles away. The closest 18 hole is at Colvend Golf Club.
The local area offers ample opportunities for fishing. Please take a look at the following links:
Dalscone Farm Fun - Scotland’s largest independent toy shop.
Mabie Park Farm - Original farm fun that’s delightful for all ages
Dumfries Ice Rink - Local Ice Rink with lessons and local cafe & bar
Cocoa Bean Factory - Children’s workshops (make your own chocolate!)