Happy New Year! With lots of new year’s resolutions being made to keep fit and stay healthy in 2015, Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages is just the holiday destination to help you keep those promises – two of our cottages – High Clachan Farmhouse and Garden Cottage – have just become members of VisitScotland’s ‘Walkers & Cyclists Welcome Scheme’.
Extremely handy for the start of the Southern Upland Way in the pretty fishing village of Portpatrick, the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the huge network of walks in the Galloway Forest Park, guests to our cottages are spoilt for choice when it comes to taking a yomp either along the coast or in the hills where the scenery is equally breathtaking. We also have many beautiful and wild walks around the estate’s network of tracks and fields and down to the shores of Loch Ryan where wildlife and birdlife abound.
The cottages are also well placed for three of the 7 Stanes mountain biking centres at Kirroughtree, Glen Trool and Dalbeattie and the extensive network of both exhilarating and gentle big outdoor rides they offer. With a number of leisurely, short trails, Glentrool is well suited for families with some great views over Loch Trool, while Kirroughtree boasts some of the best technical singletrack in the country.
If you’re worried that there isn’t enough room for the bikes on the car, the bike hire headache can be solved by Kirkcowan Cycles, who offer an excellent rental service out of their new shop in Newton Stewart.
With quiet roads around Corsewall Estate in the North Rhins of Galloway and beautiful coastal scenery, cycling is popular with our guests. Although there are no formal marked routes, there are lots of possibilities from along the Wig and over to Corsewall Lighthouse to a circular trip over to Portpatrick and back.
Best wishes for 2015 and happy walking and cycling from all of us at Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages!