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Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Beirhope Alpacas offers a unique outdoor experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off grid eco camping in the most spectacular rural location.

Café at Clatteringshaws - New Galloway

Food & Drink

Offering freshly prepared café fayre and daily specials. Come and try the  homemade soup, cakes, tray bakes and freshly prepared scones. Dog friendly.

Destination Balcary - KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE



Freelance Ranger - Newton Stewart


Try something a bit different. My Experiences are created especially for you. Darkness and Stargazing Experiences, rockpooling and environmental art I do it all

RSPB Crook of Baldoon - Newton Stewart

Low Level Walks

A breath-taking panorama of salt-marsh, mudflats and hills.

Galloway Activity Centre - castle Douglas

Outdoor Activities

We are an Outdoor Activity Centre and Eco retreat providing wonderful self catering holidays and activities on the banks of Loch Ken.

Crawick Multiverse - Sanquhar

Visitor Attractions

Crawick Multiverse is an amazing land art installation to explore and enjoy cosmology, science and art or just to walk your dog in the beautiful…

Ross Bay Retreat - Kirkcudbright


A stay at Ross Bay Retreats offers amazing coastline, beaches, castles & acres of forest

Motorhome Journey - Whithorn

Campervans & Motorhomes

Your home from home has everything you need for a great break and bring your dog along too! You can also follow the stars in…

Matthew, Dark Sky Ranger - Castle Douglas

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Tours, learning about and exploring the solar system, our galaxy and beyond, using the naked eye, binoculars and story telling, myths and legends

St Medan Golf Club - Newton Stewart

Golf Course

This family friendly 9 hole course offers an interesting and challenging game for novices and experienced golfers alike.


Towns & Villages

Moffat is a bustling town on the River Annan, minutes from the A74 road.

Dark Space Planetarium - Kirkcudbright

Family Attractions

Dark Space Planetarium- Open from 22 July 2021

The Moffat Community Observatory - Moffat

Dark Skies

The Moffat Community Observatory was officially opened in October 2021 and runs Introduction to Astronomy sessions.

Dark Sky Spirits - Moffat

Distilleries & Breweries

Scotland's only wood-fired distillery. Located in Moffat, Southwest Scotland. Offers tours, tastings and sales at their family-friendly site. Opens Summer 2022.

Alemoor Loch - Hawick

Nature & Animals

Alemoor Loch, also known as Alemoor Reservoir, sits on the Ale Water to the west of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Galloway International Dark Sky Park - Castle Douglas

Dark Skies

See the night sky as you have never seen it before, studded with thousands of stars and the Milky Way stretching overhead from horizon to…

Galloway Forest Park - Newton Stewart

Nature & Animals

Anytime is a great time to visit The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year.

Tweed Valley Forest Park - Glentress

Outdoor Activities

Tweed Valley Forest Park is made of up seven forests in the Scottish Borders and is the most popular and visited forest in Scotland.

Galloway Astronomy Centre - Whithorn

Dark Skies

The location for anyone wanting to see thousands of stars in a dark sky.

Cheviot Hills - Wooler

Scenic Views

The Cheviot Hills are ideal for walkers, climbers, mountain biking and horse riding

Dark Art Distillery - Kirkcudbright

Distilleries & Breweries

Award winning craft Gin Distillery and on-site shop. We distil our Sky Garden Gin here and host 1 hour Distillery Tours which include a tasting…