Cowans Guest House,
Dumfries DG2 8JY
South West Scotland
T: 01387 760284
Let us make your life a little easier here at Cowans ... If you are the group leader planning a trip to this area, we can offer you the following for groups larger than 8:
- 10% discount on booking if paid in full in advance
- Evening Meals
- Packed Lunches
- Safe secure storage of equipment
- Drying room
- Ample secure parking
There are a host of Local Activities for Days Out in Dumfries and Galloway.
Bird Watching and Wildlife in South West Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway Home of the Solway Firth ~ here at Cowans the visitor is spoilt for choice for where to walk, explore, sightsee and marvel at local Wildlife.
A few highly recommended places are:
- The Galloway Red Kite Trail
Fantastic opportunities to view Kites along with many other species. Feeding station also in operation, a must see and do for any visitor
- Raiders Road Forest Drive
Take a drive through the woods with pit stops along the way with the chance to see: Red Deer, Otters & Buzzards
- Wildlife and Wetlands Trust - Caerlaverock
Renowned for its numbers of thousands of wintering Geese. A very good autumn, winter and early spring location to visit. In Summer time the meadows come alive with Wildlife and Flowers.
- Grey Mare's Trail - NTS
Spectacular Waterfall with an Upland Freshwater Loch.
Watch Peregrines soar above the Loch. With regular sightings of Red and Black Grouse.
- Ospreys !
- Galloway Falconry
Also close by and easy to reach on Trouble Free Country Roads are:
- Threave Wildfowl Refuge - NTS
- River Dee Marshes - RSPB
- Rockcliffe - NTS
- Mersehead Farm - RSPB
- Caerlaverock - NNR
- Castle Loch - LNR
- Milton Loch
- Loch Arthur
- Carlingwark Loch