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The Raiders Road Forest Drive

+44 1671 402420
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Nice quiet drive

A lovely drive through the forest with a nice picnic area to stop and explore at the otter pool... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Beverley W
Bradford, United Kingdom
Nice Off-Road Drive!

We drove up through to the middle to start the raider's road and just next to it is a huge loch... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Jack G
Hawick, United Kingdom
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This 10-mile road winds along the Black Water of Dee and through the forest.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely drive through the forest with a nice picnic area to stop and explore at the otter pool. The road is narrow and bumpy on rock clippings so one has to travel very slowly and admire the scenary and animals,birds...a suggested two pounds is...More

Thank Beverley W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We drove up through to the middle to start the raider's road and just next to it is a huge loch that took us by surprise and was a lovely stop. The raider's road is a nice offroad drive with some nice scenery as you...More

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Hit the road early evening. Beautiful time of day . Non bitmac road makes you feel you've left civilisation . Not for you if you are precious about your motor vehicle but interesting drive with plenty of stopping points. Otter pool was totally deserted except...More

1  Thank mamahen1
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Although the scenery is amazing and utterly beautiful, the road needs to be sorted! Unbelievable pot holes which on numerous occasions led me to scrape the underside of my car and panic that something was going to fall off. Absolutely terrifying with small children in...More

Thank Umpa-lu
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A great place to getaway from the hustle. A secret little gem to sample as you get into Scotland. There are lots of places to pull over and look at the scenery. I was very surprised with this area as I thought the Highlands would...More

1  Thank OurKev
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Located in the wonderful Galloway forest, the Raiders Road takes you through the little travelled, little disturbed, masterpiece of nature. It is beautiful and there's little more I can add to that. Go exploring - safely. You'll be amazed.

Thank Musicdreamweaver
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We spent almost a whole day in the forest ,set up our chairs and picnic at the Otter pool and just watched the children have fun in the water, a number of pleasant short walks can be found easily and toilet facilities are available. suitable...More

2  Thank Trippersrus
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Spent a recent day relaxing along this forest drive. It was a hot day and children (and some parents) were having a great time in the Otter Pool with their inflatables. There is some scenery to be viewed along the way but this is a...More

1  Thank onholidayalways
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Spent a glorious afternoon at the otter pools yesterday. Armed with picnic and deckchairs we just sat and watched the fun as children enjoyed the last day of the school holidays. The sun sparkled on the little waterfalls as kids afloat all manner of inflatables...More

2  Thank Lindawhitelaw
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Beautiful drive, slightly 'off road' through the Clatteringshaws forest with stopping points and places of interest to explore on foot, especially the otter pool area. Scenic easy paced drive, beautiful...

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andy r
is it an easy straightforward cycle?
3 October 2015|
Response from Eva P |
It's very easy to follow but not really a cycle, meaning it doesn't take you back to the beginning.
We want to try the forest drive but our car is a transit van. Will the road be wide enough for us or is it more suited to just cars etc? :-)
19 June 2015|
Response from Rich B | Reviewed this property |
I recently travelled down the road and I would say it was more than suitable for a transit van. The road is a single track with passing points but is wide enough for a transit type van. The road is mainly gravel track but is... More