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Galloway Activity Centre

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General

  • Award-winning activity holidays on the shores of Loch Ken
  • Laser combat, watersports, archery, climbing, zipwiring and more
  • Café serving evening meals and breakfast

Activity seekers and adrenaline champs – come and ken the place for you. Zip your way along to Galloway Activity Centre on the shores of Loch Ken in Scotland’s southwest for a shipshape activity hol, whether you’re planning on plunging into water alongside your beloved, paddling about as part of a group, or taking the family along to try (and fail) to show them who’s boss with a bow and arrow.

Even the views here are champion, with roomy pitches overlooking Loch Ken and the Galloway Hills, and there are loads of other active options in the area too: have a surf of the local attractions from the tab on the right.

Galloway Activity Centre has assembled a winning line-up whether guests are happier on land or in the safe non-tidal waters of Loch Ken, with a huge range of activities and outdoor equipment to tackle: outdoor laser combat games, archery, climbing, paddle sports, windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking, zip wires… take your pick then design your own activity package to mix it all up.

After all that energy burning, you might be chuffed to know that the centre has a TV for night time chilling, and that evening nosh (as well as brekkie) is available at the site café. Toilets and showers are available in the clubhouse, which is open all night.


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9.3

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Would highly recomended and intend to revisit again. 02/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoff H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The facilities available, very helpful and interactive staff. Easy to find location and ideally situated on Loch Ken. Superb for families and singles alike. Great meal room, serving good meals and drinks, with a pleasant view over the Loch. Facilities were very clean.

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Thanks for your lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed your time here and we will look forward to seeing you again.

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This site is a happy place to be even when ... 30/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site is a happy place to be even when it rains each night. The center must be a great place in the summer. The Staff I found very friendly and helpful. I hope to return and hopefully see it in the better weather. The Yurts looked very cosy with chimneys smoking.

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Thank you for your lovely review, hopefully we will see you again in the future.

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Good location, facilities limited. Staff friendly & relaxed. 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kevin a. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic views over the loch, the facilities are very good, instructors friendly, enthusiastic. Tried a few new activities, felt safe under there supervision.

    Disliked: 

    Visited towards end of the holiday period, it was clear ,that had been very busy, it showed signs of fatigue. The combined shower/changing room is a problem, needs a separate changing building. It can get very expensive,if wanting to do lots of different activities.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your stay and felt safe on the activities. The centre does take quite a bit of a hammering during the summer but we undertake renovation works every winter and the changing rooms get worked on every year.

We try to keep competitive with our prices, prices start from £12.50pp and we have discounts for booking multiple activities at once. Sorry to hear that you found the prices expensive, please get in touch if you would like to book again and we can help create the best value package for the activities you want to take part in.

Hopefully we'll see you again in the future and many thanks again for your review.

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Great location loads of activities 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Danny B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great location loads of activities

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10/10...thank you so much :D

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Great 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paula S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    All of it

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Thanks so much for your review

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Friendly, helpful staff and stunning views from the pitches. 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The staff were great and very friendly. Our pitch overlooked the Loch and it was glorious we were very lucky with the weather and had 2 days of sunshine. The pitch was a great size and we managed to fit everything in. Our kids had a ball they did one activity that was the water slide and they thought it was brilliant and we thought it was a good price for an hour activity. In the evening we stayed at the camp and wandered down to the water to throw stones and the kids ran about for hours in the middle field they had an absolute ball. The dish washing facilities were ample and it was a bonus to have a cafe on site which we used for lunch the first day, nice soup and a roll. We would recommend it and will be back. Thank you.

    Disliked: 

    The showers and toilets weren't great the floor was really very dirty and always soaking wet I realise it is hard to keep them clean all the time but I never seen anyone clean them. This is the only issue we had over all it was great.

From the manager...

Many thanks for your kind review. It sounds like you had a great holiday and it's fantastic to hear that you made the most of the facilities.

It is difficult to keep the shower blocks clean during peak season, we clean them 3 times a day but with people in and out in wetsuits all day it is something of a Sisyphean task. Sorry we didn't quite meet your expectations in this regard.

Many thanks again and I hope you will decide to holiday here again.

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Bath available

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Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Loch Ken, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 3NQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0378°N 4.1012°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 9.7 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 11.3 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 19.9 miles
Sanquhar Rail Station — 24.0 miles
Kirkconnel Rail Station — 24.6 miles
Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 33.3 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 38.3 miles

Directions


The site is 10 miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713 road to Ayr.

Coming from the south, go through Parton Village and after approximately three miles look out for the site entrance.

Coming from the north, go through St John Town of Dalry and after approximately five miles look out for the entrance.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Most folk who visit Galloway Activity Centre find more than enough to do on site, but if you do decide to explore the area you’ll be on a winning streak whether you stick close to home or get into the car for a drive around Dumfries to visit award-winning gardens, National Trust Scotland sites, championship golf courses or the many nature reserves and wildlife havens: Dumfries and Galloway has a famed Red Kite Trail, red squirrel sanctuaries and seabirds by the thousands at the Mull of Galloway.

The activity centre is right on the edge of the Galloway Forest National Park, where you can take a break from all the activity by gazing upwards: the park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and has the darkest skies in Europe because of its remote location.

Elsewhere, there are three hundred square miles to explore, the 7Stanes trails beloved by mountain bikers, that Red Kite Trail (and a Red Deer Range). Drop into one of the visitor centres for armfuls of info and ideas: there are centres at Kirroughtree, Glentrool and Clatteringshaws.

Also about, Castle Douglas, Galloway Activity Centre’s nearest town, has a growing (and apt) rep as Scotland’s food town: sample all sorts of fish, toffee (not together), game and other delicacies to see for yourself; you’ll be burning off hundreds of calories after all…

Foodies can also go along to one of Castle Douglas’s regular food fairs, food weekends or chef masterclasses, and walk it all off with a trek around Threave Castle and its gardens or a circular hike from Castle Douglas around Carlingwark Loch.

Film fan or feeling wicked? Dumfries and Galloway is where The Wicker Man was filmed and there’s now an annual festival as well as a Wicker Man trail from Kirkcudbright.

Must see

  • Robert Burns Centre (19.3 miles)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (22.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Galloway Activity Centre cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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We do not allow wild campfires on the camping ground: please bring your own firepit or fire basket.

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