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Best Beaches for Family Walks & Dog Walking in & around Ross Bay

Dumfries & Galloway is well known for its outstanding beauty, incredible scenery, dark night skies & its wonderful coastline, however we are so lucky to have some great beaches too. Many are ideal to enjoy coastal walks as well being able to take our four legged friends to as well as relaxing, having a picnic

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Around this time of year………..

When Galloway was like Corsica Around this time of year, we notice the swallows by their absence. One day they are here, the next they are gone as they leave Ross Bay Retreat and begin their incredible migration thousands of miles south. We miss them darting about the skies overhead, building nests and raising their

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I name this ship……..

  I name this ship I’ve just been thinking about this time three years ago when I was asked to name and launch a boat from Ross Bay by some of our regular guests (well, being completely honest I was reminded by Facebook, other applications are available!). Here’s the story of how it came about.

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Ross Bay Aerial View

How Guests Can Enjoy Going Green at Ross Bay Retreat

The Benefits of Green Tourism & Our Commitment What is green tourism and how can visitors to Ross Bay Retreat enjoy the benefits of going green? Here at Ross Bay and we strive to implement green initiatives and enable sustainable farming. This benefits the farm animals, local wildlife, the environment, landscape and nature, making the

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Ross Bay Retreat announced as Scottish Thistle Awards Winners

Wow, what a night out in Glasgow last week and such fun too! We were delighted and pleasantly shocked to be nominated as Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist for the West Region of Scotland but absolutely stunned to be announced as Scottish Thistle Awards winners in our regional category. The superb Gala Awards Dinner evening

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Great scenery…..

Just doing that lovely summertime job of going around the animals out on the fields with the camera in tow as the sun is shining………… We are split for choice for a lovely photo to use but this secret little alcove / mini bay is just so cute…….could just sit there and listen to the

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Deer running across the bay…….

Well we have lots of deer down here at Ross Bay, and my daughter was lucky enough to have spotted these two, and grabbed the camera and took the photograph from our house window………so I could pinch it and put it on here!!  It is such a special place down here and all you have

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Wow……..look at that moon!

Look at that moon……it was amazing to watch the moon coming up behind the hill of Miekle Ross and it happened so fast.  Lovely evenings here in the summer, watching the tide ebb and flow with the birds singing, a little piece of paradise (but we may be bias!)

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Roxey our little cocker spaniel enjoying the view.

A lovely walk over the hill and down to the sea is sometimes all you need for a recharge – Roxey enjoyed stopping to take in the view, unless it was a deer she had spotted!

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Muck spreading.

Dry ground equals muck spearing on the farmland! Our bedding from winter is all loaded into the rota spreader and spread across the fields to make the grass grow. A natural fertiliser which also adds soil depth for the grass roots to make growing much better. Green grass equals happy contented cows and sheep (husband

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