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Galloway Forest Park & The Biosphere

Galloway Forest Park

map of galloway forest park
Galloway Forest Park (shaded in green) has recently been designated one of the best places in the world to stargaze, being one of a handful of Dark Skies Parks in Europe.

Galloway Forest Park makes up the majority of the new Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere in recognition of the unique qualities of the area.

No matter what your favourite outdoor pursuit, the Galloway Forest Park is THE place to visit and Brookford B&B is the best place to stay being within 15 minutes drive of the eastern boundaries of the park.

The Galloway & Southern Ayshire Biosphere

map of the galloway and southern ayrshire biosphere
Biospheres are places with world-class environments that are designated by the United Nations to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature.

Galloway and South Ayrshire in southern Scotland has now been designated as a new style UNESCO Biosphere because of its unique combination of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage and communities that care about their environment and culture and want to develop it sustainably.

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is the first ‘new style’ Biosphere in Scotland and only the third in the UK.