​Below are just a few of the many ways to spend your time at Fairview:

  • Explore the numerous forest and coastal walks (including round the coast to Kippford, the Solway Yacht Club and local pubs).

  • Visit the lovely Rockcliffe tea shop for midday refreshments.

  • Make the most of the easy access to Dalbeattie Forest and the famous 7stanes mountain bike trails.

  • Enjoy the nearby facilities for horse riding, pony-trekking, golf, tennis, fishing, sailing and wind-surfing.

  • Launch small boats directly from the beach. If you fancy a day sailing and exploring the area, you can imagine being one of the smugglers who used to frequent the area.

  • Walk to Rough Island, a National Trust bird sanctuary, which is connected to the shore at low tide.

  • Visit the nearby wildlife havens of RSPB Mersehead nature reserve and WWT Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve - a birdwatcher's paradise.

  • Climb local mountains, including Screel Hill, Ben Gairn and Criffell. 

  • Explore historic towns, including Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet.

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What to See & Do