A Scottish Break for Outdoor Enthusiasts

14 September 2015

A Scottish Break for Outdoor Enthusiasts

One of Scotland's best locations for walking and outdoor pursuits is the region of Dumfries and Galloway and our Days Inn Lockerbie hotel is right at it's heart. The region of Dumfries and Galloway, situated in south western Scotland, is steeped in history and has plenty to offer visitors in the way of natural beauty. This is why it is so popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Its countryside and coast provide perfect opportunities to get out into the great outdoors and walk, cycle, play golf or take part in adventure sports.

There are plenty of open spaces, parks and country estates that enable walkers and cyclists to follow trails through some fantastic scenery and many of which boast historic attractions. Our Lockerbie hotel provides a great base from which to undertake activities in this region and there are also plenty of walks and cycling routes near to Lockerbie and nearby towns.

Getting Outdoors

For walkers, the region has miles of rolling hills, enchanting forests and rugged coastline where you can choose to take a stroll, or a more strenuous hike. Throughout the year the region is home to a number of walking festivals and this really is the perfect way to get involved, get active and meet some great people on the way. Cyclists can expect a great number of exciting routes from gentle pedals in the countryside to long-distance rides travelling across the region. If you don’t want to take your bike with you, there are many centres dotted through the region where you can hire them. If you seek something far more active, Dumfries and Galloway allows each and every visitor to unleash their adventurous side at one of its many parks, centres lochs or rivers. From thrilling quad biking and archery to waterskiing and rock climbing, you are guaranteed an action-packed time. Perhaps, a relaxing game of golf is your thing? If so, there are plenty of superb courses near to Lockerbie and if you’re purely here for a golf break, it is recommended to take one of the three golf trails; the Tiger Trail, the Challenge Trail and the Little Gems Trail.

Spotting Wildlife

Dumfries and Galloway has plenty of nature reserves and forest parks where you can spot a number of different wildlife and bird species. From red squirrels and deer to owls and butterflies, there’s a wealth of interesting sights to fulfill you whilst enjoying the great outdoors. Whilst you’re staying in hotels in Lockerbie, time it so you get to see one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the flocks of wintering wild geese and swans on the Solway Firth.

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