The Perfect Holiday Base

Gatehouse of Fleet is the perfect base for a wide range of holiday activities.  Within the space of about 6 miles, the valley of the Fleet moves from the high moorland at the top of the valley through the pastoral landscape of the mid valley, to the beaches and open estuary of the bay. 
The top of the valley is characterised by its wild landscape with great open expanses of moorland.  Hill walking, both easy going and more rigorous, and long distance cycling along forest roads to scattered lochs amongst the hills are good options here. The mid-valley offers a gentler landscape of small fields and farms, walks along the river side and in the woods either side.  At the foot of the valley the expanse of Fleet Bay opens up, and around its edge is a varied coastline of both sandy beaches and rocky shorelines.  Throughout the valley there is rich and abundant flora and fauna.  Both the valley and the surrounding area is full of historical interest from prehistory through the medieval period with castles and abbeys to the historic town of Gatehouse - a product of the industrial revolution.  Many activities are available either organised or self-guided.  As mentioned above the area is a walkers paradise with trails to suit every level and taste.  Small roads and off-road tracks cater for cyclists, and the bay is a safe option for sailing craft and other watersports.