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The Raiders Road Forest Drive

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Address: Scotland
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This 10-mile road winds along the Black Water of Dee and through the...

This 10-mile road winds along the Black Water of Dee and through the forest.

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Watch out for the Midgies!

Hit the road early evening. Beautiful time of day . Non bitmac road makes you feel you've left civilisation . Not for you if you are precious about your motor vehicle but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Newry, United Kingdom
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Newry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the road early evening. Beautiful time of day . Non bitmac road makes you feel you've left civilisation . Not for you if you are precious about your motor vehicle but interesting drive with plenty of stopping points. Otter pool was totally deserted except for the midgies who took great advantage of us. They were worse over the water... More 

Thank mamahen1
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Although the scenery is amazing and utterly beautiful, the road needs to be sorted! Unbelievable pot holes which on numerous occasions led me to scrape the underside of my car and panic that something was going to fall off. Absolutely terrifying with small children in the car. It's really not worth the stress and hassle.

Thank Umpa-lu
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A great place to getaway from the hustle. A secret little gem to sample as you get into Scotland. There are lots of places to pull over and look at the scenery. I was very surprised with this area as I thought the Highlands would take some beating.

Thank OurKev
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Located in the wonderful Galloway forest, the Raiders Road takes you through the little travelled, little disturbed, masterpiece of nature. It is beautiful and there's little more I can add to that. Go exploring - safely. You'll be amazed.

Thank Musicdreamweaver
North east - UK
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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We spent almost a whole day in the forest ,set up our chairs and picnic at the Otter pool and just watched the children have fun in the water, a number of pleasant short walks can be found easily and toilet facilities are available. suitable for all ages and well worth a visit.

1 Thank Trippersrus
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Spent a recent day relaxing along this forest drive. It was a hot day and children (and some parents) were having a great time in the Otter Pool with their inflatables. There is some scenery to be viewed along the way but this is a working forest and some areas have been cleared. Toilet facilities at Otter Pool and other... More 

1 Thank onholidayalways
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Spent a glorious afternoon at the otter pools yesterday. Armed with picnic and deckchairs we just sat and watched the fun as children enjoyed the last day of the school holidays. The sun sparkled on the little waterfalls as kids afloat all manner of inflatables experienced all the thrills of white water rafting without the danger. I have read some... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Beautiful drive, slightly 'off road' through the Clatteringshaws forest with stopping points and places of interest to explore on foot, especially the otter pool area. Scenic easy paced drive, beautiful...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Galloway Forest Drive was so disappointing. I expected stunning views with places to pull over and stop to admire the scenery. What we actually got was a stressful drive along a road that wasn't fit for purpose with tons of dust and probably dozens of stone chips to the car. There were few places to let other vehicles pass,... More 

Thank Pozzza
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went on a nice sunny afternoon last month hoping to see a few Otters (if lucky!) and also some beautiful sprawling landscapes. Mostly what we saw was a lot of mess left behind by the logging and not much else. In fact we had much better views on the way to the Raiders Road itself. The Otter Pool site... More 

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