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Kippford Holiday Park

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General

Set in a stunning coastal location on the Colvend Coastline (also known as Scotland’s Riviera) the holiday park has a bluebell woodland with woodland walks onsite which is inhabited by a population of Red Squirrels, which are often spotted by are visitors as they forage for food. As well as our woodland, there is an adventure playground, a junior playground and a fully stocked shop on site. Just a short 15 minute stroll from the park is Kippford Village, with its friendly pub, marina, small shops, shell beaches and coastal walks on to Rockcliffe and Sandyhills. Our holiday park is also just yards away from the Dalbeattie Forest 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails so it is perfect for any mountain biking enthusiasts.

Our woodland walks have some fabulous viewpoints from where on a clear day you can see across the sea to the Lake District looking south and into the Galloway Hills in the north.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Kippford Holiday Park Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG5 4LF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8875°N 3.8013°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 6.3 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 12.2 miles
Dumfries: Whitesands Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 15.0 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 17.3 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 17.7 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 32.8 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 53.6 miles

Directions


From the Dumfries bypass take the A711 to Dalbeattie, then turn left onto the A710 (signposted for the Colvend Coast).

The Park entrance is on the A710, 3½ miles further along - on the right approximately 200 yards straight past the junction for Kippford village.

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

Boat trips are available at Kippford or Kirkcudbright. Boats can also be launched at Kippford, where there is an active yacht club. Sailing courses are available at the Galloway Sailing Centre, Loch Ken, only 18 miles away. Galloway Sailing Centre also provides outdoor laser quest, archery, climbing / abseiling, mountain biking and orienteering.

We are within easy reach of the Dalbeattie Forest Mountain Bike Trail (one of the 7 Stanes Routes) just 300 metres from the Park entrance. In all there are over 17km of cycling trails linking Dalbeattie to Colvend, Sandyhills and Kippford; these three villages being just a short ride outside the Forest itself.

There are also Gentle Family Routes are suitable for the whole family, with clearly marked trails, leaflets are available at Reception. Ask for more details.

From Kippford an extremely pretty coastal walk passes the beach and follows the shore to the neighbouring seaside village of Rockcliffe. Stop here for a snack and decide which of the way-marked forest trails to use to return to the Park. Longer coastal trails can be followed one way, using the local bus to get back.

For those more intrested in star gazing, we are also a short drive away from the UK's first Dark Sky Park where you can enjoy some of the darkest skies around and see millions of stars in the night sky.

If you are coming with children there are plenty of nearby attractions to take them to, Cream O' Galloway Ice Cream visitor Centre has ice cream tasting and activities (indoor and outdoor) for children. The Cocabean Company has a visitor centre and various activities for children and Mabie Farm Park. You can find leaflets at reception.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (8.6 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (14.4 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (29.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (23.2 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (27.3 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.

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