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LOCH KEN HOLIDAY PARK is found on the shores of Loch Ken set amidst beautiful countryside. It is a quiet, rural camping and caravan park. The camp site occupies ten acres on the boundary of the Bryson family, six hundred acre stock farm.
Adjacent to the park are the RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes bird reservation, the “Galloway Kite Trail” , the kite feeding station in Laurieston and the Galloway Forest Park with its 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, wealth of wildlife and two of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool and Kirroughtree, which offers our visitors many opportunities to walk, climb, cycle and bird watch. At night, it is also one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing with the naked eye, as it's the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of only two in Europe!
Among pursuits enjoyed on the Park and Loch Ken are fishing, sailing, water skiing and walking.
Loch Ken Water Ski School and its Marina, only one mile up the road, has a cutting edge water-ski & wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team, with activities including ringos, banana boating and speed boat trips.
The Galloway Activity Centre, on the banks of Lock Ken 5 miles from our park, offers a wide range of outdoor activities on and off the water, to chose from Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Quest, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing/Abseiling and more...
There are some friendly nine and eighteen hole golf courses nearby too.
The fishing is excellent, many fishermen return each year to catch the famous Loch Ken pike, roach, bream and perch.
Parton is in the centre of Galloway with the delightful market "food town" of Castle Douglas, seven miles away, and the "art town" of Kirkcudbright fifteen miles away.
PARK FACILITIES :
-Luxurious waterfront super deluxe and deluxe 2 & 3 bedroom holiday homes for hire
-Hardstanding waterfront touring and motorhome pitches with electric hook-ups
-An extensive tent field with electric hook-ups
-Seasonal heated toilet/shower block and new dishwashing facility in tent field
-Private disabled toilet and shower
-Heated toilet block with family rooms, power showers and hair dryers
-Laundry facility with washing and drying machines
-Two children’s play parks
-Kids club activities in busy summer months
-Table Tennis Table
-Giant draughts & chess set
-Boats, kayaks and pedalos for hire
-Cricket set for hire
-Reception/grocery shop on park open daily
-24hrs information room
-FREE WIFI throughout the park
-Excellent lochside fishing
-Boat launching facilities
-Herb Garden (Savoury & Aromatic)
-Pets are welcome
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 10.3 miles
- Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 18.4 miles
18.4 miles Sanquhar Rail Station — 25.5 miles
25.5 miles Kirkconnel Rail Station — 26.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 35.8 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 40.9 miles
From Stranraer: take the A75 heading toward Dumfries, for approximately 24 miles, turn left at the A712 and continue to New Galloway (17.2 miles). Turn left at A762/High Street and follow the road which continues as the A712. As you go over the Ken Bridge you will come to the A713 junction, turn right and follow the road for approximately 6 and a half miles, you will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted on the right.
From Carlisle: take the A75 heading toward Stranraer, for approximately 18.8 miles going through 6 roundabouts. Turn right at the B795 and continue for 2.6 miles, turn right on to the A713 and continue for approximately 4.5 miles, as you just start to go out of Parton you will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted to your left.
From Ayr: take the A713 heading south for approximately 42 miles, going through 3 roundabouts. You will see Loch Ken Holiday Park signposted to your right.
THE AREA :
Dumfries and Galloway covers an area of some 2,457 square miles. There are many different kinds of scenery found in the area - high hills, glens, woodlands, rivers, lochs and some 200 miles of coastline with many fine sandy beaches.
The region has a long and colourful history, is rich in archaeological sites, and has associations with many famous historic and literary figures. Within the region, the quiet country roads offer unhurried touring opportunities.
Robert Burns spent the last years of his life in Dumfries. He is buried in St Michael's churchyard in the town and the Burns centre beside the River Nith in Dumfries is worth visiting.
The Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Guide lists 115 places of special interest. Included are the early Christian 'Whithorn Excavations', 'Priory and Museum' - the site of the first Christian church in Scotland; Sweetheart Abbey, nineteen castles, including Drumlanrig, the home of The Duke of Buccleuch; and eight gardens including the National Trust Garden at Threave, Castle Douglas.
There are a number of bird sanctuaries, 'open' farms, countryside parks and forest walks, plus many museums, craft workshops, galleries and other attractions.
If you are coming with children there are plenty of nearby attractions to take them too, the Cream O' Galloway Ice Cream visitor Centre has ice cream tasting and indoor and outdoor activities for children, the Cocoabean Company where kids can make chocolate creations in interactive workshops or Mabie Farm Park that offers a fun day out for all the family.
Dumfries and Galloway also hosts several events throughout the year, there is the Big Burns Supper in January, the Wildlife Festival around Easter, DG Arts Festival in May - June, Spring Fling Art Festival in late May / early June and Flavour Fortnight in August / September just to name a few...
- Robert Burns Centre (17.8 miles)
- John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (20.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.