The Biosphere is a place to escape from the bustle of everyday life. From the wilderness of the open hills and dark skies of the Galloway Forest Park to the windswept coastline, the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a place to enjoy the outdoors.

Remote moorland, serene lochs, quiet woodlands and picturesque villages all contribute to the peaceful character of the Biosphere. The best places to experience the area’s tranquillity are nearly always those that you won’t find advertised in tourist brochures – the “secret” places that must be discovered through personal exploration or the recommendations from local people.

Galloway Forest Park provides many opportunities to look at the world around you from a different perspective. Seek out the Rosnes Benches, lie down and feel connected to nature;

For the ultimate feeling of tranquillity visit the Dark Sky Park;