Galloway Kite Trail RSPB The Old SchoolCrossmichaelCastle Douglas, DG7 3AP, GB
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    Castle Douglas GKT Info Shelter (Castle Douglas, main carpark near tourist information centre)
    Welcome to the Galloway Kite Trail Welcome to the Galloway Kite TrailWith their distinctive long forked tails, red kites are one of the UK’s most beautiful birds of prey.  They were...
    Crossmichael GKT Info Shelter (Crossmichael, near Thistle Inn) [due to be installed by April 2010]
    History of CrossmichaelThe village name comes from ‘Cross of St Michael,’ patron saint of the original church. The cross no longer exists, but an annual fair was formerly held at...
    Glenlaggan GKT Info Shelter (lay-by on A713, ½ mile north of Parton)
    Red Kites at Roost The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a very gregarious bird of prey, often coming together in large groups at communal roosts near here in autumn and winter.The Communal...
    New Galloway GKT Info Shelter (New Galloway, lower car park)
    RSPB Kenmure Holms ReserveSite of International ImportanceNearby Kenmure Holms and the Loch Ken reservoir, between the old railway viaduct and the village of Crossmichael, are designated as Sites of...
    Parton GKT Info Shelter (Parton village hall)
    History of PartonEarly HistoryThe place name Parton has been found in records dating back to at least 1275. The name may derive from the Old English 'paerr-tun', 'village within the district', or...
    Wildlife around Loch Ken & River Dee
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    Dumfries & Galloway Leader Local Action Group