Local Attractions & Links

Rusko Studio is in the heart of the National Scenic Area and offers some of Scotland’s best walking in the hills nearby.  Glentrool offers both gentle Lochside walks and more challenging routes to the summits, including the Merrick – Dumfries and Galloway’s highest hill.

Gallloway Lodge based in the centre of Gatehouse of Fleet serving homemade food, excellent coffee and of course Galloway Lodge Preserves handmade products.
Laggan Outdoor just along the coast from Rusko has a wealth of fun and games and one of the UK’s longest zip wires.
Ship Inn offers delicious breakfasts, excellent home-cooked meals and a cosy Wine and Whisky bar in the hearts of Gatehouse of Fleet.
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre offers mountain biking routes and cycle hire in the Galloway Forest Park.
Cream O’Galloway at Sandgreen is very close by with outdoor adventures, and some wonderful local ice cream.
Sailing and other watersports are available at the Galloway Activity Centre 25 miles away on Loch Ken and horse riding at Barstobrick Riding Centre is 11 miles away.
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve provides a significant new opportunity for our area and for Scotland. A Biosphere Partnership represents a wide range of interests and has developed a vision to make life in our Biosphere better while caring for the natural environment.