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Low Kirkbride Farm

Activities and Attractions

Dumfries and Galloway offers a variety of activities for everyone. Low Kirkbride Bed & Breakfast is ideally situated for visiting the attractions within the area. Click on our suggested itineraries below to see just what is available.

  1. Coastal Trail
  2. Family Fun
  3. Heritage
  4. Arts and Crafts
  5. Outdoor
  6. Mountain Biking
Johnnie Turner's Monument

Walking
We have our own walking leaflet of walks based from Low Kirkbride for visitors to enjoy. Each offers spectacular views but vary in length depending on how adventurous you are feeling! The views shown were photographed on the 3rd January on Walk 1, which is one of the shortest at 3.5 miles. Look at the weather!

There are also walks further afield, a particularly good one being the route to Johnnie Turner's Monument.

Johnnie Turner was a 'travelling man' who lived in the late 1700's and early 1800's, making horn spoons and forks. He decided when he died that he would like to be buried on top of the Bennan Hill above the Glen Farm at Shawhead, which commands wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. He obtained permission, dug his own grave and ordered his tombstone. He died 1st December 1841, but the monument, as the photo shows, is still in good condition after all this time, though the inscription is not easy to read.

We also have our farm trail, a very gentle wander around our fields that takes no longer than 45 minutes. But it still allows you the chance to see the animals and countryside at close hand - excellent for children, but not for dogs!

Belties Blethering New Born Calf Young Beltie New Foal
Going For A Ride Change in the Landscape Halliday Hill Farm Lag Tower
Low Kirkbride & Area View from Halliday Hill View West from Lag Hill View to the Queensbury Hills
View to the South Farm Steading from South Pet Lambs View to Fardingjames

Art
We are really fortunate in having a lot of good art and architecture in Dumfries and Galloway, and close to Low Kirkbride we have the Queensberry Marbles at Durisdeer Church, as well as Glenkiln with sculptures by Rodin, Epstein and Henry Moore, just six miles away.

King and Queen by Henry Moore Visitation by Epstein John the Baptist by Rodin

Cycling
Super routes in really quiet countryside. Bikes to borrow and a lockable shed for bikes. Keir Mill, where the Bicycle was invented, is six miles away and we are half a mile from the KM Trail.

View on the Farm Walk Foal and Mare View on the Farm Walk

Golf
Thornhill has an 18-Hole park and heathland course set in lovely scenery, only eight miles away. Sanquhar has a 9-Hole parkland course with good views about twenty miles away. Both courses welcome visitors. There are many other excellent courses in the locality; Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Board have a Golf passport scheme giving reduced rate access for three of five days to most local courses.

Fishing
There is Salmon and Sea Trout fishing on the River Nith within two miles, there are various Brown Trout lochs within five miles and a Rainbow Trout loch half a mile away.

Pony Trekking
Pony trekking just six miles away - beautiful trekking routes far from the madding crowd. Bring your own horse or pony - we have good airy and roomy loose boxes. There are ponies here too; each May, all being well, we will have a foal.

Tortoiseshell Butterfly Feeder and Chaffinch Walter Woodpecker Chaffinch on Wall
Cyclists Welcome Anglers Welcome Walkers Welcome




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