The whole area lends itself to a wide variety of walking and cycling.
There are coastal walks taking in picturesque coastal villages, as
well as hill and forest walks. The Jubilee Path between the picturesque
villages of Kippford and Rockcliffe is one of the finest in Scotland.
For cyclists, the quiet rural roads and forest tracks are ideal. For
the more adventurous the Seven Stanes Forest Trail which is accessible
from the Farm without resorting to roads, provides many challenges
to national competition standard. Press
here for Seven Stanes Web Site .
The nationally known Mabie Forest Trails are also within easy travelling
The nearby village of Kippford is an important centre for sailing
on the Solway and is the base of the Solway Yacht Club, which welcomes
visitors. In early August the club holds its annual Kippford Week
Regatta, which is also open to visiting competitors. Press
here for the Solway Yacht Club web site.
A riding school lies close to the cottage and provides lessons by
the hour or week-long courses. Alternatively, you can bring your
own horse, we have stabling, grazing and lots of good hacking.
Nearby Lochs at Colvend provide for fishing carp whilst Kippford
provides facilities for boat charter and sea fishing.
A 10-minute drive away is the RSPB reserve at Mersehead and further
afield near Dumfries is the RSPB reserve at Carlaverock, famous
for its wildfowl. The local Island in Rough Firth at Rockcliffe
is accessible on foot at low tide and is a nesting place for seabirds,
whilst on the Balcary cliffs many seabirds including Puffins can
The area has many varied and beautifully situated golf courses;
within a 20-mile radius there are some 16 to choose from. About
a mile from the cottage is the 18 hole Colvend Golf Club, which
welcomes visitors and at nearby Southerness, is a Championship Links
here for Golfing facilities in the area.