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Golf Courses

Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Course: Lightlands Terrace, Wigtown, DG8 9EF

A pleasant 9 hole course that offers a good test of golf to players of all abilities. Visitors welcome with single round or daily tickets available.


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Merrick Leisure Centre: Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JQ

Swimming Pool 25m x 8m pool which can be split into 4 lanes, Spa Pool – situated just off pool side and will hold up to 6 people, Sauna cabin – located just off poolside and will hold up to 8 people, 16 station Fitness Suite & Sports Hall.

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Walking and Hiking

Kirroughtree Forestry and Land Scotland

With a visitor centre providing catering services and souvenirs, Kirroughtree is a few miles drive from Wigtown and provides a variety of signposted walks to suit all abilities.

Website Information: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre – Forestry and Land Scotland

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The Wigtown Martyrs Walk

A gentle walk around the environs of Wigtown including the marshes and harbour, old railway line, lover’s walk and the Martyr’s Stake. Around 4m in length and not too strenuous. For route details and information on other walks around the Machars, click on the website information below.

Website Information: Coastal Walk Wigtown Bay – Walks – Dumfries and Galloway)

Cairnsmore of Fleet

The Cairnsmore of Fleet is the most southerly two thousand foot hill in Scotland and a magnificent viewpoint for the Cree Estuary and the Solway. It makes for a popular and fairly straightforward hill walk.

Website Information: Cairnsmore of Fleet, near Newton Stewart (Walkhighlands)

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Cycling / Mountain Biking

Kirroughtree 7stanes mountain bike venue

Kirroughtree is one of the world class 7stanes mountain bike venues. It features a superb variety of green, blue and red graded trails, an extreme downhill section for the serious experts, and a skills area for honing your technique.

Website Information: Kirroughtree Visitor Centre – Forestry and Land Scotland

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National Cycling Routes

National Cycle Route 73 passes through Wigtown.

The southern part of National Cycle Network Route 73 connects Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway with Wigtown, Glenluce and the coastal town of Stranraer at the base of Loch Ryan.
The road network in Galloway – apart from the A75 – is relatively free from traffic and there are miles of quiet roads to be enjoyed on two wheels.

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Galloway Cycling Holidays

Choose from our set routes or adjust them to suit you. Galloway Cycling Tours start every tour on any day, and have a range of pre-planned routes (guided or unguided) for all abilities.

Website Information: Unique Cycling Holidays in Scotland (

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Fishing: Sea, River and Loch

Local Fishing

Wigtown and the surrounding area provides a wide range of fishing, Sea and Beach, Rivers and Lochs. Salmon and Trout fishing is available on the River Bladnoch. Organised boat trips or boat hire, tuition and permits are available. The Galloway Angling Centre is a great place for information and directions, as well as angling equipment.

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