"Lauriston Forest" Gatehouse of Fleet Things to Do Tip by nickandchris
Gatehouse of Fleet Things to Do: 7 reviews and 33 photos
On an extremely wet day, we decided to get off site and travel through lauriston Forest.
Our first stop was at the newly constructed viewpoint carpark at Knock tinkle. I am sure on a fair day, the views are wonderful, looking out over the hills (see weblink below.)I guess it is a good starting point dfor walkers.Unfortunately, we couldn't even get out of the motorhome it was blowing so hard and the rain was torrential. We decided to stop and cook our lunch before pressing on.
This road is a lovely run out and on such a dire day, was very quiet, we hardly saw another car.
There is an excellent parking and picnic spot once in the forest, at the Lauriston end, which we stopped in to have a wander along the beck. There are waymarked trails here but owing to the weather, we just had a little wander through the forest, across the road. Even here, there were picnic tables and seats carefully placed to take advantage of the nature all around. We walked over springy moss and turf and noticed, as in other places, how the moss had encroached on everything, rocks, trees ,stumps, dead wood, all creating a rather spooky picture.
Owing to the constant rain, it was impossible to take photos.
AUG.2012 WE RETURNED HERE TO SPEND A VERY PEACEFUL NIGHT, NO TRAFFIC AT ALL.
Address: Lauriston, D&G
Directions: From Gatehouse of Fleet, take the minor road at the end of the town, to Lauriston.
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