Tel: 01576 510016
Dalton Hook, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland DG11 1DG

Things To Do in Dumfries and Galloway

From sea to mountain top, rolling hillsides and open estuaries, rivers and cliffs, waterfalls and beaches … The greatest way to experience Dumfries and Galloway’s scenic treasures is to simply envelope yourself in their beauty, soaking in the atmosphere and the still majesty of this rich, varied and very accessible landscape.

Please find details below about: Fishing | Golf | Walking | Cycling


Fishing

Riverside Mill BB on the River AnnanRiverside Mill bed and breakfast owns a private stretch of this magnificent river and has on site fishing available for coarse and trout fishing. Call us on 01576 510016 for prices and availability.

We now have a dry/ storage room for all your fishing tackle, clothing and waders.

Regarded as one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Southern Scotland, the River Annan flows southwards for 35 miles, from above Moffat, into the Solway at Annan. Whilst Salmon and Sea Trout may be viewed, they cannot be fished. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing can be arranged locally.

Lessons can be arranged for those just wishing to experience the tranquility of fishing in Scotland or hoping to pick up a few tips on the way.

There are two excellent fishing websites dedicated to provide the latest news and information for the River Annan:

FishPal.com – Most of the River Annan’s beats are here. You can learn about each one, see its fishing availability, and book your fishing online or by telephone. The website gives you access to daily water levels and daily catches.

RiverAnnan.co.uk – Contains details of all the fishing available on the River Annan.

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Golf

Golf in Dumfries and Galloway is a much more relaxed affair than you may well be used to crowded fairways and restricted tee times are rare. Famous for its picturesque views, Dumfries and Galloway holds many golf courses guaranteed to suit all levels. Here are the closest courses to Riverside Mill Bed & Breakfast:

Lockerbie (4 miles away) – Closest to Riverside Mill is Lockerbie Golf Club. Only four miles away, through country roads, Lockerbie Golf course is an eighteen hole parkland course situated on the edge of the Annandale Hills. The course enjoys breathtaking views extending over the Lake District and Dumfries & Galloway.

Lochmaben (4 miles away) – Again only four miles away is Lochmaben Golf Club. The course offers a varied and testing par 70 to golfers of all levels. Famous for its varied wildlife, picturesque views of the Kirk Loch and the distant Moffat hills, the course presents a unique golfing experience for members and visitors alike. Visitors are welcome all year round and you will find a selection of attractive packages on offer.

Hoddom Castle (5 miles away) – Only five miles away, Hoddom Castle has an outstanding 9 hole golf course par 33. The course is landscaped with natural woodland and manmade features, and is surrounded by the River Annan making it quite a challenging course.

Powfoot (9 miles away) – Powfoot Golf Course presents a mixture of both links and parkland golf of the highest standard. Designed in 1903 by the legendry James Braid, winner of the Open Championship five times, the course offers a superb test of golf with its many challenging holes which are set among whins and rough.

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Walking

Walking in Dumfries and Galloway is a pleasure. South West Scotland remains somewhat undiscovered, and the sheer number of marked trails, coast walks, hill, forest and loch walks means you can enjoy your explorations in peace and quiet at your own pace.

The Annandale Way is now open, read more about The Annandale Way.

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Cycling

Riverside Mill bed and breakfast provides a safe and secure lock up for cyclists. Whether you planning your route for John O’Groats to Lands end or hoping to visit one of the 7stanes you will find our accommodation the ideal retreat.

The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway. They are on Forestry Commission land and along with schemes in Wales are regarded as the benchmark by which further trails in the UK should be developed. They are known as the 7stanes because each venue features a ‘stane’ (Scots for stone) somewhere along the forest trails.

The 7stanes: Glentrool, Kirroughtree (near Newton Stewart), Dalbeattie, Mabie, Forest of Ae, Tweed Valley – Glentress and Innerleithen, Newcastleton

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