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Just 2 miles from the A75 at Ringford nestled in the heart of Red Kite country you’ll find Barstobrick boasting a coffee shop and several way marked walking trails including the Galloway Faerie Trail. Also onsite is a horse riding centre offering lessons and treks for all ages and abilities. We invite you to explore our beautiful Galloway countryside by foot, bike or on horseback

Our coffee shop is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm, serving breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and delicious home baking. Maps and clue sheets for our walking trails can also be purchased here.




      Galloway Faerie Trail, Hot Blast Trail and Ridge Trail


Explore the enchanted countryside on the Galloway Faerie Trail. This magical 1.1km walk is suitable for the young and the young at heart. The accessible paths take you on a journey through the world of faeries while you solve clues to help uncover the mystery of the missing faerie dust. Clue sheets can can be purchased from the coffee shop at £3/child over 3.

The Hot Blast Trail (5.5km) and the Ridge Trail (2.2km) take you further afield to learn about the history at Bartsobrick and neighbouring Queenshill. Spot some local wildlife, including the Red Kite who like to soar through the skies above Neilson’s monumnet and learn about the dairy farming activities carried out here by the Austin family. Maps for these trails are also available in the coffee shop.




At Barstobrick riding centre we have horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer half hour – two hour off road treks around our 650 acre estate as well as lessons in our indoor and outdoor arena’s. Fully licensed and insured. Barstobrick Riding Centre | Dumfries & Galloway



Barstobrick Holiday Lodges enjoy stunning views of the Galloway countryside and provide guests with a peaceful and relaxing place to spend quality time with partners friends or family.

The lodges at Queenshill (left above) are pet friendly and offer accommodation for up to 4 while our new development at The Pond are more compact with a king sized bed small kitchen and shower room. Both have free Wi-Fi, outside seating and are equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For bookings email


A fun day out for all the family!





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