Galloway Activity Centre

Southern Scotland and the Borders

Our family-run Lodge at the Galloway Activity centre is ideally located on the shores of Loch Ken providing an excellent base for Cycling, Walking, Bird Watching, Fishing, Viewing Dark Skies and a wealth of outdoor activities. We provide a safe environment for fun sessions in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing as well as dry activities such as archery, climbing, mountain biking and outdoor laser-quest.

Contact: Richard Hermon

Galloway Activity Centre,
Loch Ken,
Castle Douglas,
Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3NQ
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Tel: 01556502011
Grid Ref: NX657736
Beds: 20
Open: Open all year
Notes: Linen Hire (if required): £5.00pp
Nearest Public Transport: 100m
Nearest Shop/Pub: 3km/3km

Hostel Accommodation on Loch Ken near Castle Douglas

The Lodge provides comfortable accommodation for up to 20 people in 5 bunk rooms, one of which has en-suite facilities. We also provide cooking facilities and a lounge room with television and video. We can be found just north of Parton on the A713 from Castle Douglas on the Eastern banks of Loch Ken.

Ideal Accommodation for the 7 Stanes

The Lodge provide mountain bikers with a low cost option from which to base their holiday. We are situated right in the middle of 5 out of the 7Stanes venues.  With a large boat shed providing secure storage on site,  drying room, washing facilities and bike stand we have all the  facilities you require.

The lodge sleeps 20 and offers homely accommodation for groups as well as families and individuals.  It comprises of 5 separate bunk rooms each containing 4 beds.  There are 3 communal shower and toilet rooms with one of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities, which offer great value. We offer accommodation to customers within the activity centre and non activity uses alike.  The lodge is open all year round.  Check out our Festive deals over the Christmas and New Year period. Not only do you have access to all the activities within the centre, but there is also a vast array of things to do in the surrounding area.  There are walks on the Southern upland way.  Alternatively, you could check out the red kite trail around Loch ken. Everything is right on our doorstep.

Friendly family holiday

With our team of expert adventure instructors and our beautiful surroundings we specialise in providing exciting and memorable holidays in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. Catering for families, groups and individuals, you can choose from popular short taster sessions, full day activities, certified courses and instructor training under the professional guidance of our skilled team.

Dark Skies Accommodation in the Galloway Forest Park

The 75,000 hectare Galloway Forest Park is the first area in the U.K. to be awarded Dark Sky status.  The extremely low levels of light pollution  make ideal conditions for night gazers and star spotters. The  loch side cabins at the Galloway Activity Centre are situated right on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.  The Raiders Road is just  opposite us on Loch Ken and is recognised as one of the top viewing  sites.  You can literally gaze out your cabin window at the starry skies  above.



From £19.00 per person per night

Dormitory Ensuite:

From £19.00 per person per night

From £60.00 per room per night

Family Room:

From £19.00 per person per night

From £60.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £19.00 per person per night

From £60.00 per room per night


From £60.00 per room per night

From £278.00 whole hostel per night

Exclusive Use:

From £278.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

A dorm bed is £17.50pp for a group of three or more

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