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Things to Do



Walked up, driven days and clay pigeon shooting can be arranged locally, on beautiful estates within 15 minutes of the Hotel.

Walking & Hill Walking – Southern Upland Way


Dramatic and historical walking trails are located within the area, from exhilarating coastline to forest and hill routes. The famous Andy Goldsworthy “Striding Arches Hill Walk” passes through stunning scenery and glen views. Please ask at reception, where we would be delighted to print you a map of any walk you intend to do and/or arrange a guide.



From one of the finest championship golf courses at Troon to the highest golf course in Scotland at Leadhills, at 1,500 feet above sea level, there is something for every golf enthusiast near the hotel.

Cycling & Mountain Bike Riding


Many cycling and mountain bike trails, at various grades, are located within the area. Explore routes while enjoying stunning scenery and beautiful landmarks such as Drumlanrig Castle. Four of the well known “7 Stanes” mountain bike trails are located in the area.

Kayaking and Canoeing


Whether trying for the first time or improving your skills, we can put you in touch with local instructors.



Nithsdale is a fishing area famous for salmon & trout fishing. There are a mixture of pools suitable for fly, spinning or worming. Fishing tickets are available through the Hotel.