Galloway International Dark Sky Park

Outdoor Activities
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 horizon.

About Galloway International Dark Sky Park

After adventure? Head out to Galloway Forest park, the largest in the UK, offering some 300 square miles of idyllic woodland scenery. There is a great range of walking trails, from gentle ambles to challenging mountain hikes to choose from.

The exceptional darkness due to controls on light pollution allows you to see parts of the night sky not usually visible. You could be one of the few people in the UK to see our own galaxy, the Milky Way, which due to the sheer number of stars it contains, appears like wispy cloud running across the sky.

With the designation as a gold tier Dark Sky Park, Galloway Forest Park enjoys some of the best views and conditions for stargazing. Make your way to any of the three visitor centres in the forest park, Clatteringshaws, Glentrool or Kirroughtree for easy access and information points.

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