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A tranquil wood and wildlife pond managed by Scotland forestry commission. If you like walking the dogs way from the crowds, with beautiful woodland scenery and varied wildlife in the woods and around the pond , then this is the place for you. There are marked trails around the woods and you can walk along side Castle Stewart Burn and look for the Salmon on the little bridge that goes across the burn. There is a circular path that goes around the pond, it is so peaceful, a lovely place to take a picnic and a book. If you like taking photos of scenic views there are some fab views from the bridge as you cross the pond. For those whom enjoy fishing, yes something for you as well but I am not sure if you need a licence to fish? Great place to walk the dogs off the lead and if your dog likes swimming then the burn is quite clean
Go into Newton Stewart, go down the main street and follow the A714. Approx 3 miles from Newton Stewart, Forest road is on your left it is signposted. Follow the forest road down to the car park which is on the right .
Car park is Free.
The sign to the pond is missing at the moment, so some new directions . After about 2.5 miles from Newton on A714 you will pass a sign on your left For Penninghame House, after the sign take your 3rd turning on the left. It is signposted PORTEQUIP . The turning is opposite large white gates.
Penninghame Pond/ Glenrazie Wood /Castle Stewart Burn DG8 6RH
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