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Skeena Lodge - Things to do, places to see

Things to do and places to see in and around Dumfries and Galloway

It is suggested that because of the river estuaries and twisty coastal roads (even 'A' roads) times and distances can be misleading, please consult a map (available for your use at Skeena Lodge) before you embark on an adventure.

Golf

Southerness Golf Club www.southernessgolfclub.comLink opens in a new window or tab
Colvend Golf Club www.colvendgolfclub.co.ukLink opens in a new window or tab
Brighouse Bay Golf Club
Thornhill Golf Club
Castle Douglas Golf Club
Hoddom Castle Golf Club www.welcometoscotland.com - GolfLink opens in a new window or tab

Cycling

450 miles of signposted routes and many off-road trails and world class mountain bike centres at locations such as Ae Forest, Mabie Forest, Dalbeattie and Galloway Forest Park and Drumlanrig Castle.

Click for larger image Red Deer in the Galloway Forest Park

Red Deer in the Galloway Forest Park

www.7stanesmountainbiking.comLink opens in a new window or tab
www.cycle-route.comLink opens in a new window or tab
www.gallowayforestpark.comLink opens in a new window or tab

Walking

Dalbeattie Town Woods
Criffel Hill
Screel Hill - Bengairn
Doach Woods
SW Scotland Coastal Path
Southern Upland Way
Galloway Forest Park -
www.gallowayforestpark.comLink opens in a new window or tab
www.nationalparks.gov.ukLink opens in a new window or tab

History

Sweetheart Abbey
Threave Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Drumlanrig Castle
Dumfries Museum
Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery
Broughton House
Dundrennan Abbey

Adventure

Laggan Outdoor Pursuits - Laggan, Gatehouse of Fleet
Galloway Activity Centre - www.lochken.co.ukLink opens in a new window or tab
www.welcometoscotland.com - AdventureLink opens in a new window or tab

Riding

Barend Riding Centre www.gillespie-leisure.co.ukLink opens in a new window or tab
Brighouse Bay Trekking and Riding Centre

Fishing

An extensive list of loch and river fishing suggestions with specific filters is on the website: www.welcometoscotland.com - FishingLink opens in a new window or tab

Carlingwark Loch - Castle Douglas
Loch Ken - Near Castle Douglas
Castle Loch Fisheries - Lochmaben
Loch Jericho - Near Dumfries
River Annan - Dumfriesshire
Galloway Forest Park - 3 lochs
River Bladnoch (Course) - Port William
Orca Sea Angling - Stranraer
Portpatrick Sea Angling

Eating

Eating around Skeena Lodge

Steamboat Inn - Carsethorn
Anchor Inn - Kippford
The Laurie Arms Inn - Haugh of Urr
The Paul Jones Hotel - Southerness
Cavens Arms - Dumfries
Balcary Bay Hotel - Balcary, Auchencairn
Selkirk Arms - Kirkcudbright

Swimming

Dumfries Swimming Pool
Lighthouse Leisure Swimming Pool
Parkdean Swimming Pool @ The Venue

Beaches

Perfect beach
Eating around Skeena Lodge

Powillimount
Sandyhills
Gillfoot Bay
Southerness
Brighouse Bay
Mossyard
Doon Bay
Airds Bay, Sandgreen

Children

Dalscone Farm - Dumfries
Hop, Skip & Jump Soft Play Centre
Mossburn Animal Centre - Lockerbie
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park - Kirkcudbright
Monreith Animal World - Newton Stewart
Mabie Farm Park - Dumfries
Museum of Lead Mining - Wanlockhead
Creetown Gem Rock Museum - Newton Stewart
Aviation Museum - Dumfries
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
DG One - Dumfries
Lockerbie Ice Rink - Lockerbie
Dumfries Ice Bowl - Dumfries
Cream of Galloway - Castle Douglas
Odeon - Dumfries
The Fullerton - Castle Douglas
The Cocoa Bean Company - Twynholm
www.daysoutwithkids.co.ukLink opens in a new window or tab

Galleries & Museums

Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
Burns House
Dumfries Camera Obscura and Museum
The Devils Porridge
Gracefield Arts Centre
The Nail Factory
Savings Bank Museum
Mill on the Fleet
Gem Rock Museum
Stewartry Museum

Willow woven sculptures of boxing hares

Art

In the heart of our villages or up winding roads with breathtaking views lies a wealth of highly talented artists and makers opening their studios to welcome you in for the Annual Open Studio Event - Spring Fling - Spring Bank Holiday weekend - www.spring-fling.co.ukLink opens in a new window or tab

Clience Studio - Castle Douglas
Harbour Cottage Gallery - Kirkcudbright
Whitehouse Gallery - Kirkcudbright
Tolbooth Gallery - Kirkcudbright
The Gallery at Laurieston - Laurieston

Painting & Drawing workshop

Hestan Island

Hestan Island

Yvonne Parr - Artist

Do you fancy half a day, full day or weekend workshop with individual tuition with a professional artist and tutor?  Great attention is paid to your individual needs, therefore group sizes are kept to a minimum.  Regardless of your level or ability, Yvonne will encourage you to develop your own personal style.

Please see separate feature and email for costs and availability. 

Contact:- Yvonne Parr :- artistandesigner@yahoo.com

Wildlife Sites & Nature Reserves

Perfect bird watching territory

Perfect bird watching territory

Rockcliffe (NTS) - SW Coast
Grey Mares Tail (NTS)- Moffat Valley
Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH) NE of Newton Stewart
Wood of Crea (RSPB) - Newton Stewart
Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) - Newton Stewart
Mull of Galloway (RSPB) - Mull of Galloway
Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) - Near Dumfries
Mersehead (RSPB) - Southwick
Threave Estate (NTS) - Castle Douglas
Ken Dee Marshes (RSPB) - Castle Douglas
Mabie - Near Dumfries
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock - Caerlaverock
Galloway Forest Park