OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

OTTERS POOL- RAIDERS FOREST DRIVE

It's a 10 mile two-way forest drive, places to stop along the way to walk

Short walk, great for a paddle and picnic

GALLOWAY FOREST

PARKING- DG7 3SQ NEAREST POSTCODE FOR RAIDERS ROAD

MILES-10 MILE DRIVE BUT VARIOUS WALKS ALONG THE WAY

FACILITIES- CAFE AND TOILETS AT CLATTERINGSHAW VISITOR CENTRE

TERRAIN-FOREST TRAILS, RIVER WALKS

EASY WALK OR WILD SWIMMING


We normally  do this drive after we have visitied the Deer park DG8 7BL you get to see these beautiful creatures up close in a natural environment, take carrots and apples to feed the deer which is allowed by the establishment.


We then contiune along the road and stop at Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre for a snack and toilet stop before the Raiders road drive, the road  which is £2 to pay at the start of the drive via a coin machine.

We normally stop at Otter Pool car park half way down and enjoy a walk or paddle in the water ( toilets and picnic tables here too)

There is various places to stop along the route and walk so best pick up or print a map beforehand, keep an eye out for birds of prey and otters along the route.


MORE DETAILS

https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/galloway-forest-park/raiders-road-forest-drive