Dumfries and Galloway55° 4' 22.2168" N, 3° 49' 42.4596" W
Dumfries and Galloway is a region that lies all in the south of Scotland. The region is divided in several sub areas and former counties. Dumfries and Galloway covers the majority of the Western area of the Southern Uplands. You can find Scotland's most Southerly point, at the Mull of Galloway, in the west of the region.
Dumfries and Galloway has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland. More than 200 miles of coastline, moorland, forest, rolling hills, mountain and rivers. These contrasting landscapes of unspoilt beauty make enjoying the outdoors a pleasure no matter the weather conditions. You can visit the Galloway Forest Park. This park is the largest forest park in Britain with amazing forest, moorland and lochs rising towards the rugged grandeur of the granite mountains. It also has wildlife like the red deer range, wild goat park and red squirrel.
Walking holidays in Dumfries and Galloway offer you a fantastic chance to explore somewhere new. The region encapsulates all that is best about walking holidays in Scotland, with all the landscapes you could want resting side by side. With over 200 miles of coastline you'll discover stunning cliff top walks or leisurely strolls along sandy beaches. Miles and miles of forest trails under natural canopies, gentle slopes or rugged hikes to the top of hills and mountains reward you with spectacular views.
There are also walking festivals throughout the year. These festivals are the perfect way to enjoy the region - and meet some great people. Every walk has an experienced leader to keep you on track, and bring local history to life.
The village Portpatrick is situated in this region. This village is the starting point of the long distance footpath the Southern Upland Way. This coast to coast route end in the east, in the village Cockburnspath.
Dumfries and Galloway is well-known for its many artists and writers.