Local Activities

Galloway Forest

Walking in Galloway

7 stanes

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

Bladnoch Whisky





Walking (Forests and Hills)

Newton Stewart has long been a favourite base for walkers. There are 24 named peaks above 2000 feet in this part of Scotland, the highest of which being Cairnsmore of Fleet (2330ft / 711m) and The Merrick (2764ft / 843m). On a clear day, views from the top can encompass four countries - England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. There are numerous guides to walking in southern Scotland, many of which are available at Corsbie Villa or from local shops/tourist information centre.

  • Golf (with over 30 courses in the Galloway region)
  • Cycling
  • Gardens
  • Castles & Historic Sites
  • Bird Watching
  • Bowls (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Swimming Pool


Quiet country roads, forest tracks and off road trails, mountain and hill cycling with stunning views provide a wealth of opportunities for cyclists.

The 7 Stanes trails are particularly popular, Routes 1 & 2 of which are within a 15 mile radius of the guest house. Visit the Forestry Commission Scotland web site for full details of the 7 Stanes routes including some excellent movie clips and useful downloadable PDF route maps - www.7stanes.gov.uk.


Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK

Galloway Fisheries

Dumfries and Galloway contains nine major river catchments - the Luce, Bladnoch, Cree, Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire Dee, Urr, Nith, Annan and Border Esk. www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org

Newton Stewart

Sited on the banks of the River Cree, the town may be regarded as the gateway to the Galloway Hills and the important historical region of the Machars. Local information, shopping, activities, visitor attractions and how to get here all at www.newtonstewart.org

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Newton Stewart is the gateway to the great walking region of the Galloway Hills. The town's three day festival includes walks for all abilities, from short woodland and town trails to challenging high level ridge walks, ascents of some of the South of Scotland's highest hills and explorations of our beautiful coastline. www.newtonstewartwalkfest.co.uk

Newton Stewart Golf Club

Newton Stewart Golf Course is a superb 18-hole parkland golf course with spectacular views from every hole. Measuring 5840 yards (par 69), each hole is unique with excellent greens and subtle borrows. www.newtonstewartgolfclub.com

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

The excellent condition of the course, combined with subtly sloping greens and changing sea breezes, provide a test of golf for both high and low handicappers. www.wigtownshirecountygolfclub.com

Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town

Just 15 minutes drive from Corsbie Villa Guest House is the town of Wigtown and Scotland's National Book Town. With over 18 book related businesses and a variety of book festivals and book related events throughout the year, Wigtown is fast becoming a book lovers paradise. Visit the official Wigtown Book Town web site for details of forthcoming events and activities at www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk

Bladnoch Distillery

Scotland's most southerly whisky distillery and now back in full production, Bladnoch Distillery is an excellent day out with guided tours, visitors centre and, of course, plenty of fine single malt Scottish whisky! For the latest happenings at Bladnoch Distillery, visit their official web site at: www.bladnoch.co.uk

The Whithorn Trust

The Whithorn Trust explore the archaeology and history of Whithorn and examine its role in the evolution of Christianity and society in Scotland. The Royal Burgh of Whithorn has an important history which is immediately obvious from the medieval street layout. Even more significant is the hidden evidence of the early origins of a settlement on this site going back to the 5th century, Scotland’s first Christian community. www.whithorn.com


Dumfries and Galloway web site

The Dumfries and Galloway web site contains a host of information about Dumfries, Dumfriesshire and Galloway and links to web sites throughout south west Scotland.