Located on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland's coast to coast long distance walk, it is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, birdwatching, sightseeing or one of the many country pursuits available locally. Central to five of the 7 Stanes it proves a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Close to the Dark Skies Park, one of only 4 in the Western world. Situated just 16 miles north of Castle Douglas, Scotland's Food Town and only 30 miles south of the seaside town of Ayr, not to mention within a 30 minute drive to many local picturesque villages, attractions for the kids and many activities to keep everyone amused. Dumfries and Galloway is a unique area with varied and diverse countryside from harbour villages to market towns. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.