Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
There are an exciting range of events being held during this year’s Wild Spring Festival. The event booklet is out now so make sure and grab a copy (copies are available at the GFT office and many other outlets).
As part of the festival, GFT will provide a Tongland Tour on Friday 10th April at Tongland Power Station, Tongland, Kirkcudbright between 10:00 and 12:00. Tongland Power Station and Dam are part of the Galloway Hydro Scheme which has been in operation on the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee for 80 years! Come along and find out about hydro generation and the measures that Scottish Power take to protecting native species on the river system. After a guided tour of Tongland Power Station, you will be able to take a walk across Tongland Dam and if permissible on the day, see the flood gates in operation. Tongland Power Station is not generally open to members of the public so this is a one-off chance to come and learn about an important local source of green energy. The tour is booking up fast so please contact Rowan via email@example.com to book your place soon.
On Friday 17th April, GFT will also be giving a guided tour at Torhouse Trout Farm, near Wigtown. During the tour, you will see and hear about the various fish species that live in the River Bladnoch. Salmon smolts are on the move at this time of year and you will have a chance to see them before they make their long journey from the river to rich feeding grounds at sea. River lamprey, trout, roach, eels, pike and perch are also likely to be on view on the tour. After which, you will be able to take a tour of Torhouse Trout – a rainbow trout farm situated on the same site. If you’ve ever bought rainbow trout from Asda and wondered how it got there – here’s your chance to find out! To book your place on the ‘Fish Up Close’ tour, please contact the GFT via phone 01671 40 3011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both tours are free and open to all ages!