Things to do

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LochKen Eco Bothies are part of the
Galloway Activity Centre, and benefit
from having an abundance of outdoor activities for all the family - include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, archery, laserquest, climbing wall, zip wire, leap of faith and crate climb.

See what adventures you and your family could be up to with our

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With most activities on site you can relax by the Bothy and watch the family take part in a range of activities both on and off the water.

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Equipment hire and water sport course tuition is also available, see below for more info.

the water park on Loch Ken

Equipment hire and watersport courses

a canoe on loch Ken at Sunset The leap of faith at the Galloway Activity Centre a sailing dinghy on Loch ken

Equipment hire

See what equipment can be hired from the Galloway Activity Centre


Taster sessions

1.5 hr long fun instructor led activity sessions from the Galloway Activity Centre

Watersport courses

1 day to week long instruction in Sailing Windsurfing and Kayaking.


Activities for all the family

a red kite on the Galloway Kite Trail a deer at the Galloway Forest Park star gazing on the Galloway Dark Skies Park
Galloway Red Kite trail Discover this fascinating
bird of prey, learn how
they were re-introduced
and visit the feeding


Galloway Deer park
At the Red Deer Range
you can meet and
greet our largest land
mammal, guided tours
are also available.



Galloway Dark Sky Park Galloway Forest Park is
one of the darkest places
in Scotland, making it a
brilliant place to enjoy
the stars.The observatory is only a short drive away.
Icecream at the Cream o Galloway outdoor play at the Cocoabean Horse trecks at Barstowbrick
Cream o Galloway
For ice cream, activities,
farm tours, wildlife walks
and more.
The Cocoa Bean
Indoor and outdoor play,
Chocolate classes and
For nature walks,
gardens, horse riding
and cafe.
 Laggan outdoors zip wire on the Galloway Coast  mountain biking on the 7 stanes in Galloway  water skiing on Loch Ken
Laggan Outdoor
Featuring one of the
longest zip wires in
the uk.
7 Stanes
Offering some of the
best singletrack
mountain biking in
the U.K.
Loch Ken ski school Offering water skiing,
wake boarding and
banana boat rides.
 wilderness tours    
 Wildilfe Tours
A truly unique experience with the chance to see wildlife like you've never seen before.