Around The Site
You don't need to use your car if you fancy a walk or some history or a cup of tea and a cake. Footpaths from the farm will take you to the Nith estuary, Waterloo Monument and Criffel hill. We are only a ten minute walk from the beautiful village of New Abbey featuring the historic Sweetheart Abbey and a Cornmill which is open to the public. There is a small shop, village pub and award winning tea room and gift shop in the village. You are also welcome to view our collection of vintage tractors and meet some of the farm residents including goats and cattle.
Dumfries and Galloway is a magnet for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and golfers. The town of Dumfries is also well known for it's connection with Robert Burns and there are a number of interesting places to visit. New Abbey is situated on the South West 300 Touring route so makes an ideal stopping point if you are travelling around the area. Their website has more details about the route https://www.visitsouthwestscotland.com/swc300/. Some local attractions we'd suggest are:
7Stanes Mabie - The 7Stanes trails are a series of mountain biking trail centres in South-West Scotland. The Mabie trail is located within a ten minute drive of the site and offers a range of trails for all levels of biker. Cafe, bike shop and bike hire on site.
Mabie Farm Park - Only ten minutes drive from the site,is a great day out for families.
Kirkconnel Flow - This nature reserve is only 3 miles from the site
Caerlaverock and Mersehead - Both of these areas are a must for bird watchers
Threave Garden & Estate - Beautiful walks round the garden and nature reserve including an osprey viewing platform and bat reserve, plus an on site tea room.
Threave Castle -Threave Castle is a unique island fortress only accessible by boat.
Drumlanrig Castle - Drumlanrig Castle is the seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry and the 90,000 acre estate offers a wide range of activities for the whole family.
Driving along the coast road will take you to a range of secluded bays including Sandyhills, Rockcliffe and the marina village of Kippford. The Granite Town of Dalbeattie is a little further on and past there you will find the Food Town Castle Douglas, the Book Town Wigtown and the Artist Town Kirkcudbright.