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5 Activities for Luxury Group Bookings at High Kirkland

Perhaps you plan on visiting Scotland with a large group of family and friends but aren’t sure which luxury group bookings meet your needs. At High Kirkland, you'll find three self-catering holiday cottages in the same yard. These cosy cottages feature ample space, breath taking views, and everything you need for a fantastic holiday.

This group of holiday cottages is found in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, a lively town with events, activities, and attractions you'll want to explore. While it may be tempting to hide away in each self-catering accommodation, there are some activities you won't want to miss during your trip, such as biking and walking routes.

Below are five must-try activities for your next group holiday in Dumfries and Galloway!

7stanes Biking Routes

Adventurous, active travellers will enjoy visiting one of the 7stanes locations near Kirkcudbright, such as Dalbeattie. The 7stanes are outdoor recreation areas with mountain biking, hiking, and walking routes. These centres are popular among locals and travellers, especially as they have routes for all skill levels and ages. There are also skills areas where you can practice mountain biking more safely.

There are typically bike rental shops nearby that you can utilise before heading to your desired location. If you skip the bike rental, there are also walking trails and wildlife-watching opportunities.

Tip: Keep your eyes peeled for stone sculptures at the 7stanes locations, as each spot is named after a myth or legend that aligns with the sculptures.

Galloway Activity Centre

You'll find the Galloway Activity Centre on the lovely Loch Ken banks. This centre has a long list of outdoor activities for all ages, from an inflatable water park to archery, rock climbing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Whether you prefer an activity where your group works together, like sailing, or one that's more individualised, like stand up paddle boarding, you'll find plenty of things to do here. There's also a café onsite where you can grab a meal or snack after spending the day outside.

Galloway Canyoning

Galloway Canyoning is a company that offers access to multiple outdoor activities, such as river tubing and canyoning. Each activity is a trip led by an expert at your chosen location. Most of the gear is provided, though you'll need comfortable shoes that can get wet. There are activities available for all experience levels. Guided hikes are also available through Galloway Canyoning.


Heading out to hit a few golf balls on the course is another great group activity, especially if you prefer a more relaxed outing. There are 29 golf courses within the council area of Dumfries and Galloway. They range in price, number of holes, and difficulty. Top choices include the Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club, the Dumfries & County Golf Club, the Castle Douglas Golf Club, the Southerness Golf Club, and the Kirkcudbright Golf Club.

Walking Routes

There's so much to see while walking on the many available trails in the area, from beautiful coastline areas to lush hills and woodlands. Many Kirkcudbright walking routes are dog and buggy friendly, so you can bring the whole family as you explore Dumfries and Galloway. The available routes range from beginner to intermediate and take 30 minutes to six hours, depending on your selected route.

Tip: Kids will particularly enjoy the Galloway Faerie Trail, which has interactive areas and little faerie homes along the route!

Ready to book your group getaway for your next adventure?

Contact us for more details on luxury group bookings; we'll match you with self-catering accommodations that meet your needs. If you need more activity ideas during your stay, we'll be happy to suggest additional things to do in the area.

More About High Kirkland

High Kirkland is a family-owned business serving the community for 40+ years. For a more agreeable stay, you'll find pleasant touches in each accommodation, like wood-burning stoves and comfortable beds. Our accommodations also offer additional amenities, like a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, so you can craft your own meals during your stay. Depending on the cottage you select, you'll find laundry facilities and pet-friendly rooms. We aim to provide guests with a cosy stay that feels more welcoming than the standard hotel.

A joyful family, filled with laughter and smiles, enjoying their time together during a group holiday at High Kirkland in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway.

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