THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
The Stewartry, as this area is known,
contains an abundance of things to do
and is an ideal base for activity breaks
The area is a mecca for golfers with 29
courses across Dumfries and Galloway from
straightforward 9 hole courses to challenging
18 hole championship links like
Southernness. Colvend Golf club is closest at
around 800m from Springfield.
Most courses allow public access. Others
only with an introduction from your own club.
In high summer it's best to pre-book your tee
details and location of local courses
Birdwatching enthusiasts are spoilt for choice
in this area. There are official RSBP reserves
at Caerlaverock, Mersehead and Ken/Dee
Marshes with further viewing areas further
afield. In addition there is a feeding station for
red kites near Castle Douglas.
guide to local RSPB reserves
Galloway Kite Trail
Why not bring your bicycles or mountain bikes.
There are lots of by-roads in the area which
remain relatively traffic free. In addition we
have two locations of the 7Stanes forest trails
at Mabie and Dalbeattie Forest. These provide
off road trails of varying difficulty.
For those of you who prefer walking there is
plenty of routes starting at or around
Springfield. There are coastal walks,
woodland walks and for those of a slightly
more energetic nature there are hill walks. Full
details are available at the B & B.
There is also horse riding/pony trekking
available locally and at Loch Ken there is a
water sports centre with canoeing, sailing, jet
skis, water skiing and the like.
If your interest is not covered here please ask
and we will try to find out the availability in
Of course you can explore the area by car and
sample the best of this beautiful and relatively
Dumfries & Galloway is famous for its
scenery. The region has a coastline stretching
over 200 miles with sandy beaches, rocky
headlands and flat merses. There is lush
countryside, rolling hills, tranquil freshwater
lochs, secluded sandy bays and pebble
beaches, tumbling streams and meandering
rivers, woodlands and wetlands teeming with
wildlife and with clear views and dramatic