Welcome to Galloway Forest Park
Walkers and cyclists should head for Glentrool in the park's west, accessed by the forest road east from Bargrennan off the A714, north of Newton Stewart. Located just over a mile from Bargrennan is the Glentrool Visitor Centre. The road then winds and climbs up to Loch Trool, where there are magnificent views.
The park is very family focused; look out for the booklet of annual events in tourist offices. It's also great for stargazing; it has been named a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org).