Low Carbon Days Out

Exploring history, culture and nature in a more sustainable way

Low Carbon Days Out is a series of travel guides dedicated to promoting sustainable travel within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. These guides show how to explore using public transport, cycling and walking, for a truly low carbon adventure!

Our routes take in some of the highlights of the UNESCO region, including Scotland’s highest village; an 18th century East Ayrshire stately home and estate; the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland; a botanic garden (with palm trees!); prehistoric standing stones; and one of the country’s great scenic railway lines.

Low Carbon Days Out are available as digital downloads to follow on your mobile phone, or as hard copy leaflets available from the GSA Biosphere Office in Newton Stewart, and via our tourism and transport partners. Please do get in touch with any queries.

Special thanks to the 2050 Climate Group for supporting the development of Low Carbon Days Out.

Explore the routes

Transport Information:

For up-to-date timetables for buses and trains, visit:  

ScotRail Train Timetables

Stagecoach Bus Timetables

For cycle hire, Biosphere Certified businesses include Biosphere Bikes in Girvan, available on a first come first served basis, and Galloway Cycling Holidays, who offer booking in advance and can arrange delivery. Our Proud Supporters map shows some other cycle providers in the region.

Please note: Bicycles can be taken on ScotRail trains and stored in the appropriate areas. Stagecoach buses generally do not allow bikes, so plan before you travel.

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