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  • The Wooden Roundhouse at Balloch Wood Community Project,Creetown
    be built using green oak and traditional techniques The shape of the building is influenced by the form of the trees themselves It uses a suspended king post as a central focus and the proportions and curves aim to make the roundhouse both inviting and interesting The timber was sourced through Archie McConnel in Penpont and was chosen from trees that were being thinned as part of controlled management in a wood near to Edinburgh Trees were chosen which had a natural curve in order to give more strength to the roof and walls in the long term At McConnel Wood products the trees were planked by Jim Sutherland they were still very wet at this stage and extremely heavy During the summer the timber was shaped and jointed by Alex and the design modified to suit the curves that could be found within the planks Work on site at Balloch Wood did not start until October at which point Laurence O Neill from Kirkcudbright prepared the ground and poured concrete to make circular foundations In November the prepared timbers arrived at the wood and work began in earnest to have the main structure self supporting by Christmas Alex worked

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  • The Balloch Wood Smuggler's Adventure
    smuggling goods to your shores but I have nowhere to take them Even the tourists know about my cave these days L but I ve heard of this place called Balloch Wood which sounds like an awesome place to hide my smuggled goods The only thing is I ve never actually been there and I don t really know what it s like Have you been there before Planning a little visit Do you think you can help I need three things Explorers to discover all of the hazards of the wood and find the best place for my bounty Artists to tell me all about Balloch Wood Conservationists to make sure there are enough creatures in the wood to guard my treasure Do any of these sound like you All three Well now we re talking my able smuggler Welcome aboard my lugger and let me tell you what you have to do Here is a map which an old Creetonian witch gave me of the different trails through Balloch Wood She also gave me a set of puzzles and tasks to solve to help me learn more about the woodland and ideas for three possible locations for my looty before she just disappeared back into the mist But how will I know where to hide my treasure from that It s all just squiggles on a piece of paper and cryptic nonsense to me That s where you come in I need you to work through the puzzle trails and find the three looty locations solve the puzzles so that i know more about the wood You don t have to do it all at once You might like to do one part of it one day and come back and do more another day Or you might

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  • Get Involved with the Balloch Wood Community Project,Creetown
    Yet the challenge has only just begun Continuing to run and manage the forest over the coming years is going to be the next challenge and we need YOU to help out Volunteer There are a range of different ways to get involved with something to suit everyone s energy levels and time constraints Volunteers might like to help with active roles like planting or clearing paths or to help out with project admin or to join the committee We are very keen to involve as many people in the local community as possible This is our wood and we want you to be part of it so any assistance you can provide however small is greatly valued and will ensure the continued success of the project Make a donation If you don t feel able to spare any time or if you don t live locally but want to support the project you might like to make a donation to help with the upkeep and development of the forest The Balloch Community Woodland Project is entirely run by volunteers so you can be sure that your donation will go straight into the woodland Donations need not necessarily be financial

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  • Contacts for Balloch Wood Community Project,Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
    Life Trees Red Squirrels Climate Landscape Geology Climate Geology Landscape Poetry Stone Circle The Poetry Project The Final Haiku The Poetry Class The Wooden Roundhouse Activity Sheets How to Get Involved Contact Maps Directions Balloch Wood Videos Click on image above for larger map of the woodland trails Balloch Wood Community Project team Project Coordinator Dorothy Scherrer Telephone 01671 820 268 Project Secretary Sheila Ferguson Treasurer Pam Bell Red Squirrel

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  • Woodland walks and wildlife ponds at Balloch Wood Community Project,Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
    Pond Trail History Archaeology Chalybeate Well Curling Ponds Forestry Commission How old is the wood Industry Settlements Sawmills Waulk Mill Wildlife Plants Bird Life Fauna Flora Pond Life River Life Trees Red Squirrels Climate Landscape Geology Climate Geology Landscape Poetry Stone Circle The Poetry Project The Final Haiku The Poetry Class The Wooden Roundhouse Activity Sheets How to Get Involved Contact Maps Directions Balloch Wood Videos Creetown Walks Balloch Wood

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  • Woodland walks and wildlife ponds at Balloch Wood Community Project,Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
    and comfort of the operator Solicitors and Estate Agents in south west Scotland AB A Matthews Solicitors and Estate Agents Newton Stewart Galloway Ayrshire Properties Estate Agents Newton Stewart Stranraer Girvan McCormick Nicholson A modern forward thinking firm of Solicitors based in the market town of Wigtown Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway South West Scotland Solictors Newton Stewart Smith Valentine have been providing legal services to the local rural community of Ayrshire and to commercial clients in the South of Scotland since the early 1900 s Solicitors Girvan Williamson Henry Williamson and Henry are a firm of Solicitors and Estate Agents based in South West Scotland with offices in Kirkcudbright New Galloway and Gatehouse of Fleet Camping and Caravanning accommodation Castle Cary Caravan Park For that quiet and relaxing holiday in the heart of romantic Galloway Castle Cary caravan park has much to offer and constantly adds to and improves its facilities year after year for your family s enjoyment Castle Cary Caravan Park Creetown Glentrool Holiday Park Set at the edge of Glentrool near Wigtown Newton Stewart This family run caravan park sits in the beautiful scenery of Dumfries and Galloway Glentrool Caravan Park Newton Stewart Knock School Touring Caravan Park Knock School Caravan and Camping Park is a small quiet secluded family run establishment with space for ten touring caravans or motorhomes and a separate area for four tents There are no static caravans on site Touring Caravan Parks Wigtownshire Float Bay Farm Holidays Activities Sports and Recreation Gambia Adventure Holidays Beach holidays in the Gambia Gambia Beach Holidays Andes Mountaineering and Sking Holidays in South America Bladnoch Whisky School Learn to make Scotch Malt Whisky and taste the results eventually Bladnoch Distillery Whisky School Piste Off Piste Off com is the website for skiers and snowboarders who have become disillusioned with the commercial circus of downhill resorts in Europe and North America Piste Off Skiing and Snowboarding Sea Angling Scotland Whether you prefer to fish from the shore from your own boat or from our new charter boat we will aim to provide items of interest and up to date information Creetown Woodland Walks Beautiful community woodland located within walking distance from the village of Creetown in South West Scotland Named from the Gaelic bealach referring to a ford over the Balloch Burn it has also been called Ballochanamour in the past and locals have known the wood as the Whinnie Face after the gorse which grows on the hillside Hotels and Guesthouses Bed Breakfasts Kelvin House Hotel Family run hotel accomodation in Glen Luce Kelvin House Hotel Glenluce Wigtown Newton Stewart Dunskey Guesthouse Formerly the Dunskey Golf Hotel the Dunskey Guest House is an ideal base for your holiday in Portpatrick It sits in its own private grounds overlooking the picturesque village of Portpatrick in the south west of Scotland Just a couple of minutes walk away you will find the harbour and the seafront various craft shops friendly pubs and a great choice of restaurants Bed Breakfast Portpatrick Arduaine Arduaine a no smoking B B run by Barbara Lever with the help of husband David is situated in the Southwest of Scotland in the west of beautiful Dumfries Galloway on the east coast of the rural Machars peninsula close to the sea in Wigtown Bed Breakfast Wigtown Corsbie Villa Corsbie Villa is pleasantly situated in a residential area of Newton Stewart but within 3 minutes walking distance of the main street We have a private car park with a dedicated disabled parking area and an area for motor cycles also a lockable shed with adequate storage for pedal cycles Bed and Breakfast Newton Stewart The Bruce Hotel The Bruce Hotel is a 20 bedroom 3 star hotel centrally located in Wigtown Newton Stewart in the heart of the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland The Bruce Hotel Wigtown Newton Stewart Muirhead B B Guesthouse This recently established Guesthouse offers first class accommodation in the picturesque harbour village of Portpatrick nestled on the western coast of Galloway Bed Breakfast Portpatrick Tigh na Mara Hotel The Hotel boasts an enviable location situated within a stone s throw of a beautiful stretch of unspoilt sandy beach This area features some of Scotland s most spectacular coastline and due to the influence of the Gulf Stream enjoys a particularly mild climate Hotel Bed Breakfast Sandhead Stranraer Cherrytrees Creetown Providing excellent Bed and Breakfast in Creetown a small quiet coastal village where we hope you will find a home from home It is ideally situated as a base for walking cycling bird watching fishing and golf The Haven Bed Breakfast Creetown Peter and Jean Whiteley offer a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation Just 50 yards off the main road through Creetown we are ideally situated to offer a warm welcome in peaceful surroundings The Ellangown Hotel Creetown Hotel accommodation in Creetown Dumfries and Galloway South West Scotland When you ve got time to let the world pass you by give a thought to the Ellangowan Hotel in Creetown Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Creetown on the beautiful Solway Coast just off the main A75 Dumfries Stranraer trunk route Hotel Bed Breakfast in Creetown The Westlands Hotel Dunblane Famed over the years for its warm and friendly atmosphere comfortable bedrooms and outstanding cuisine the Westlands has an attractive lounge bar offering daily bar meals and a wide selection of wines beers and spirits including some excellent malt whiskies The Rowallan Rob and Julie Hart would like to invite you to stay at Rowallan Guest House formerly a boutique hotel in Newton Stewart From its convenient central location you will be able to explore all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer take in its beauty learn about its history partake in its many activities and relax at the end of the day in our lovely period home Bed and Breakfast Newton Stewart Events Visitor Attractions Bladnoch Distillery Scotland s southernmost distillery with visitor centre and whisky school Bladnoch

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