The Estate


  • Craigengillan Fort


Fort Carrick stands upon a rocky knowe overlooking the estate to the north and west with spectacular views over Bellsbank to the north and Loch Doon to the south. It’s an impressive sight in itself.

The design was created using historical information and drawings from the time of the Crusades. Construction work started in April 2010 and took seven months to complete. The fort acts as a command centre and base camp for Cadets, Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh award candidates and other organized youth groups.

Activities which can be enjoyed at Fort Carrick include:

  • Field-craft
  • Gorge walking
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Kayaking (for beginners and those more experienced)



There are also ideal practice sites for rock climbing and abseiling. Horse riding can be arranged too.

We encourage the armed forces, their reserves and the emergency services to use Fort Carrick for activities like:

  • Water search and rescue (Fire and Rescue Service)
  • Communications (Territorial Army)
  • Outdoor activities/annual camp (HMS GANNET)
  • Orienteering (RAF Prestwick)

To make sure we can maintain the Fort, and carry out any necessary improvements, we have to make a small charge for its use. .




Fort Carrick 2014

For further information and bookings, please contact the Estate Office on 01292 551818 or email