A number of the outdoor activities that you can enjoy at Craigengillan Estate are run by Active Outdoor Pursuits. The experienced team at Active Outdoor Pursuits will ensure that you get the most out of your experience and have the most fun possible whilst ensuring your safety at all times.
Activities are available throughout the year and include; White water rafting, canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and so much more…
RIVERSIDE STROLLING OR HIKING IN THE HILLS – THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR WALKERS
The extensive network of footpaths at Craigengillan offer wonderful opportunities for walkers of all ages and fitness levels.
As you wind your way through unspoilt countryside, you will discover an amazing variety of natural habitats rich in wildlife and archaeological interest as well as taking you to spectacular places including Dalcairnie Falls and the famous Ness Glen, so do not forget to bring your camera.
There is no entry fee to the estate — we welcome visitors at any time.
We can offer some fantastic Clay Pigeon shooting here on the estate.
From taster sessions for a large group/corporate function, to a more interesting and challenging half day shoot, we can accommodate.
Contact the Office direct for availability
OVER 2 MILES OF DOUBLE BANK FISHING ON THE RIVER DOON
The river rushes from Loch Doon through Ness Glen gorge. It takes on a calmer character as it flows through parkland, woods and wetlands before entering the 75-acre Bogton Loch on its way to the Atlantic.
You can fish from dawn until dusk, Monday to Saturday. Fishing is by fly only. Fly fishing lessons, which are highly recommended, can be arranged on request.
At an additional charge we can also arrange for a ghillie with good local knowledge to accompany you.
March 15th to October 31st. The main run of salmon is in the late autumn, with a smaller run in midsummer. Around 400 salmon have been recorded passing through the counter at the exit of Loch Doon.
March 15th to October 6th. Brown trout are plentiful from May onwards.
Contact the Estate Office to find out more about purchasing fishing permits.
We have some fantastic lochs on the Estate here that are perfect for sailing small boats on.
Whether you are experienced or just starting out, we can accommodate all.
A smaller, and calmer pond for children to learn the roles and have fun on, or a bigger loch with fantastic scenery for the next step.
Boats can be hired from the Estate Office, along with an Instructor.
Why not make a day of it with a banquet lunch down on the lochs.
Contact the Estate Office to find out more about our Sailing packages.
This activity is run by Active Outdoor Pursuits
The lochs and water ways located throughout Craigengillan Estate provide options for all skill levels.
Those who are new to kayaking or canoeing can arrange professional instruction with the team at Active Outdoor Pursuits.
The Ness Glen river gorge is for the experienced canoeist, providing challenging white water. It is suited only to those with extensive white-water knowledge. If you are comfortable on grade 3+ rivers, Ness Glen is for you.
The river is fed from Loch Doon, with consistent water levels 365 days of the year. Please take care during sustained wet weather periods, as the increased flow can bring the grading from 3+ to 4.
This activity is run by the team at Craigengillan Estate
You can trek for days through Craigengillan and neighbouring Galloway Forest Park without crossing a public road.
Parkland, woodland, rivers, lochs and hills – the estate covers 3,000 acres of incredible scenery. As well as our own tracks, we have permission to ride through the great Galloway Forest.
We also offer tailor made horse riding holidays alongside our five star holiday cottages.
For bookings and enquiries, you can contact us in one of the ways shown below.
Active Outdoor Pursuits
Phone: +44 (0) 1540 210000