Walk 5-4: Galloway's Dark Sky (Night Walk)

Accompanied by a local astronomer, this night time walk gives an opportunity to appreciate Galloway Forest Park's internationally renowned dark skies.


For this night time walk we will be accompanied by a local astronomer with his portable telescope. Weather permitting, we will be able to appreciate Galloway's wonderful dark skies.

Starting from the Wood of Cree car park the first section is through the RSPB reserve then follows a series of forest roads north to elevated areas which have benefitted from recent harvesting, giving us the best chance of clear views of the night sky. The route finishes at Caldons in the early hours of the morning.

The nature of this walk involves several stops and as the temperature can get close to freezing warm clothing is essential. A head torch is also essential with a red lens being best to maintain night vision.


Starting Location

End Location

Theme Expert
Register from 20:45
Depart at 21:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 381 708
End at NX 397 791
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 03:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 5-4: Galloway's Dark Sky (Night Walk)