Things to do

The Glenkens area of southern Scotland boasts an exceptional number of absorbing activities, whatever you’re after. That might be spending a quiet afternoon with a rod and reel beside one of the area’s many excellent rivers or lochs, or pushing yourself to the limit along a challenging cycle track on one of the nearby 7 Stanes mountain bike trails.

Or why not try one of the many waterbased activities arranged by the local waterski school and sailing centre based on Loch Ken. At 11 miles long Loch Ken is regarded as one of the most underated stretches of fresh water in Scotland and offers much to the visitor.

Whether you’re an enthusiast or just fancy trying something new, there’s plenty on offer.

The Glenkens, the jewel in the crown of the Southern Uplands of Scotland is the perfect venue to take your holiday and enjoy one of the many activities available.

To find more information on activities in the Glenkens, follow the links below to search by activity.

Walking in the Glenkens

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Golfing in New Galloway

Fishing on Loch Ken

Shooting & Stalking


Dark Skies