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There are endless outdoor pursuits on offer in the Galloway Forest Park. It covers over 300 square miles of scenic landscape and is the only National Park in the UK to be designated a ‘Dark Sky Park’. The area has some lovely unspoilt market towns the likes of which are sadly rare these days. Kirkcudbright is an artists’ town and Castle Douglas still has a high street populated with butchers, bakers and grocers. It also has some excellent delis and cafes, and has, for obvious reasons, become known as a ‘Food Town’. The coastal villages of the Solway Firth including Kippford, Rockcliffe and Auchencairn are some of the loveliest in the whole of the UK. There’s an easy walk along the coastal path from Kippford to Rockcliffe. A not so easy walk is up Screel Hill – but it’s worth it for the panoramic views of the Galloway Hills. Finally, pay a visit to ruined Threave Castle. Once the stronghold of the scary sounding Black Douglases, it is situated on a small island in the River Dee.