Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife and Countryside Guiding Service
Offering a Voyage of Shared Discovery
We are a group of individuals who live and work in Dumfries & Galloway, all passionate about our little bit of the planet, each of us with a unique knowledge of the region, its special places, views, history, culture and wildlife.
With mountains, moorland, forests, woodlands and a range of coastal landscapes, all influenced by the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, we are surrounded by a hugely diverse range of habitats that inspire each of us in our chosen professional pursuits. This unique natural setting has kindled a cultural heritage that is amongst the richest on the planet, yet its stories remain largely unheard. Violence, bloodshed, sex, religion and politics have all played their part in forming the area, affecting its landscapes and the very character of its people, and all played out in one of the most visually dramatic and varied landscapes in the world; you really couldn’t write it!
This potent mix of a big, ‘wild’ place and the influence of passing human-kind, with all its glory and its failings, have conferred on our region a unique capacity to offer experiences to last a lifetime.
As a group we have recognised for some time that, due to its sheer size and variety, many visitors to our region don’t get to see and experience its full range of wonders, so we have come together to provide a guiding service that will ensure that you go away as enthusiastic about it as we are.
We can lead you on a trip of ‘scientific’ wonder, cultural stimulation or simply reveal to you those places and vistas that we have ‘discovered’ through our work here, all at your pace, offering you the chance to learn, to relax, maybe to picnic, and always to discover more of this fascinating place from some of those who know it best.
We number amongst our group renowned photographers, wildlife artists, botanists, wildlife and bird specialists, historians, writers and poets.
How it works
You choose what subject or location you are interested in hearing and seeing more of, then you call the appropriate guide and arrange details, it’s that simple.
We have no set programs or itineraries, letting you choose what you want to see, where and when you want to go. Plans will be developed with you to reflect your requests, though of course you might just want a ‘magical mystery tour………… feel free to ask.
Why not consider offering a unique client or worker hospitality package?
Plenty of opportunity for ‘quality time’ in stunning locations whilst being introduced to new places, spaces and experiences, a ‘thank you’ to remember.
We’ll take the responsibility whilst you, your clients and colleagues enjoy the experience.