Things to see and do in the area
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre
A few hundred metres from Craighindle is the new Visitor Centre -
There are lovely, waymarked forest walks starting from the Visitor Centre. Bruntis Loch is beautiful at any time of year but especially when the silver birches are coming in to leaf and later when the water lilies are flowering. In the late spring parts of the forest floor are carpeted in bluebells.
Kirroughtree Forest is one of the 7-
Creetown is four mile to the east along the A75 or on Cycle Route 7. It is the home of the fascinating Gem Rock Museum.
The Mull of Galloway
The second "must see" view is gained from the north end of the inner harbour. Here you find the marker of the start of the 212 mile Southern Upland Way long distance footpath. Behind it steps lead up the cliff. From the cliffside near the garden gate you get excellent views south over the whole village.
The Isle of Whithorn
Scotland's Christian heritage began here in the Machars and, nurtured by our first missionary St Ninian, it blossomed and spread over much of the country.
Centuries later and Whithorn and its Isle are still places of quiet pilgrimage, at St Ninian's Cave on the dramatic western coastline; at the small chapel that lies close by the Isle of Whithorn; or at Whithorn Priory, where Ninian established Candida Casa -
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