Footpath / Dog Walks (Parton Heritage Trail)

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Loch Ken Holiday Park is a very pet- friendly holiday Park, welcoming many family pets throughout our busy season.

Although we ask that you keep your dogs on their leads whilst inside the Holiday Park, we do have wonderful open fields linked directly to the Park and easily accessible for owners to take their dogs to run free, exercise, and even take a dip in the Loch.

Another great spot for a countryside walk, suitable for dogs and persons of all walking abilities, the Parton Heritage trial can be accessed from just outside the Park main entrance.

Parton Heritage Trail was created in 2013 with the aim of providing a safe walking trail for the local community and visitors to the area to enable them to enjoy the area's natural beauty and wildlife. The route winds through farm and woodland and along the way there are two viewpoints where Interpretation Boards have been located - as well as the opportunity to glimpse some of the area's Red Kite and Red Squirrel populations.

Walkers will be rewarded with fine panoramic views of the Loch Ken and River Dee and the surrounding countryside at the two viewpoints. A map of the route together with information about flora and fauna is located at the start of the Trail just opposite the Boat of Rhone car park.

Our park 24 hour information room is filled with lots more ideas, maps and routes for local walking trials and paths all within a short driving distance for guests to make the most of exploring the beautiful Galloway Forrest Park, the Ken Dee Marshes Nature Reserve and the stunning Solway coastline during their stay.

  • The Dewar’s

    The location is amazing with the touring site overlooking the banks of Loch Ken. The staff are friendly & could not be more helpful. A totally relaxing place to visit.

    28th Nov 2016
  • Sheryl W.

    Stayed here for a week two adults & two kids, absolutely loved it. Beautiful location right on the shores of Loch Ken with fantastic views. The tent pitches were massive & the site was kept very clean and tidy

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Ridley’s

    Great stay in our motor home, friendly staff, modern, clean facilities, plenty to do on site, play parks, fishing, boat hire, and a well stocked shop. An ideal base for touring the Galloway Forrest Park. We'll definitely return!

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Smiths

    First stop on our motor home trip around Scotland and it set the standard for the rest of our camp site visits. A beautifully laid out site, quality amenities and great hosts, with a Loch-side position, it can't get much better!

    30th Jan 2017
  • Graham, Amy, Tom & Archie

    The staff, location and showers are all fantastic. The Park is perfect. Just the break we needed.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Heptinstall

    Beautiful Holiday Park. Pike 7, holiday home is lovely. My husband and I had a brilliant time and didn’t want to leave.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Craig.

    The park is fantastic and the staff is a credit to you, all very helpful. We shall come back again.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Jennifer & Iain MacIver

    ‘A little piece of heaven’

    30th Jan 2017