Activities

You will be spoilt for choice of things to do here - Rockcliffe Beach is less than five minutes away, and further afield is golfing, fishing, cycling, sailing and walking.

Castle Douglas - The Food TownHorse Riding at Barend Riding CentreGolf Courses at Colvend, Kippford and SouthernessRed Kite trail near Loch KenMountain bikingSea Angling off Galloway's rugged coastlineKirkcudbright - The Artists' TownSailing and boating on the Solway FirthBirdwatching on the Woodpecker TrailMountain biking at the 7 StanesThreave CastleArt Galleries - Lisa Hooper ExhibitionRobert Burns heritage trail in DumfriesRSPB Nature Reserve at MerseheadSpring Flowers in local Show GardensMountain Biking near Dalbeattie 7 Stanes
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Things to do in the area

A whole host of activities are available on the doorstep of The Coach House - so whether you are looking for high octane outdoor challenges or just a quiet time to chill out, there is guaranteed to be something to suit every pace. These activities are all within easy reach of Rockcliffe:


Within a short stroll, you can:

  • take your bucket and spade to the beach at Rockcliffe

  • go swimming in the sea (when the tide's in!)

  • walk to Rough Island (when the tide's out)

  • go mountain biking through the forest

  • go cycling on quiet roads

  • go walking on coastal paths

  • walk to a number of pubs in the area for bar meals

Walking on the mudflats in Rockcliffe when the tide is out

Within a ten minute drive, you can:

  • visit the local Colvend Shop to pick up your morning papers and groceries

  • play a round of golf at nearby Colvend Golf Course, Craigieknowes Golf Course or Southerness Golf Course

  • hit the 7 Stanes mountain biking trails

  • hire a bicycle

  • go sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking or waterskiing

  • go fishing and/or sea-angling

  • go horse riding at Barend

  • play tennis at Dalbeattie

Mountain biking on the 7 Stanes trails

Within an hour's drive, you can:

Swan at Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre

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