On the banks of the River Nith lies the charming market town of Dumfries. Known affectionately as the Queen of the South this region of unspoilt scenic beauty is surrounded by lush green forests covering a rolling landscape of hills and mountains. There are a host of nature reserves here, so keep a lookout for birds of prey, red deer and squirrels. If you fancy having your own bespoke outdoor activities then it might be an idea to hire a freelance ranger that can guide you through this region of unspoilt beauty. Not all activities are land-based, if you fancy hitting the water then on the shores of Loch Ken you will find expert tuition for kayaking, sailing, high ropes and other adrenalin-filled adventures. Discover this area of outstanding beauty at your own pace from one of our Dumfries cottages.