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Galloway Forest Park

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National park
Location type: National park
Location address: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway
Number of texts: 2
3 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The park is producing 500,000 tons of timber per year. But it is also a recreational park.

Galloway Forest Park receives over 800,000 visitors per year. There is good but rough hillwalking, also some rock climbing, ice-climbing and several well developed mountain bike tracks, forming part of the 7stanes project.

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Made by Dromos

Galloway Forest Park is a Dark Sky Park.

To find dark places to observe the sky is very hard with all the light polution.
That’s why the organisation Dark-Sky Association created the Branded Dark Sky Parks or DSPs.

This location rates a 2/9 on the Bortle dark-sky scale. This is a measure of light pollution. 1 is a value for the middle of the ocean. 9 is a value for the inner-city.

Source: New Scientist

Linked themes: Nature, Science

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