One of the wildest places in southwest Scotland, but still surprisingly accessible, Cairnsmore is a paradise for walkers. There are wide-ranging views and a patchwork of muted colours from the low-growing vegetation that ekes out its living here. Watch out for peregrine falcon, red and black grouse, red deer and feral goats.
Whether you want to go on a sculpture treasure hunt, explore one of several trails across the reserve or investigate the pond area near the visitor centre that’s alive with frogs and damselflies, there’s plenty to see and do at Cairnsmore.
Facilities include an information centre, public toilets with disabled access, parking and a cycle rack at Dromore Farm. The small car park for the summit path is just off the A75.
- Car park
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Visitor centre
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Castle Douglas, National DG7 2BP