4×4 Treks & Nocturnal Wildlife Tours


We are delighted to introduce to you two brand new businesses in Dumfries and Galloway.

4×4 Treks

Have you ever wanted to discover the real wilderness of Scotland, the Scotland you cannot see from a public road without having to hike or bike for miles? 

Well now you can with 4×4 Treks Galloway.  They will show you the Scotland which lies off the beaten track – the vast, remote wilderness in all it’s stunning glory. You’ll be able to experience the real, rugged beauty of one of Scotland’s most beautiful but least known areas, much of which is only accessible in a 4×4.

4×4 Treks Galloway has negotiated access to around 300,000 acres of South West Scotland – an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to an array of wildlife. This access allows them to offer visitors a unique experience whilst at the same time respecting the environment through properly managed off-road tours.

For guests of the Selkirk Arms, rates are as follows:-

£230 – 1 person per vehicle
£115 – 2 persons per vehicle
£77   – 3 persons per vehicle
£58   – 4 persons per vehicle


All prices are per head for a 1 day tour and include your planned day out from 9.30am to 5pm approx. Your tour will be tailor made to suit your requests and will include 4×4 touring on private estate, farm and forestry land with 100’s of miles of exclusive access to private tracks and trails as well as the support of 4×4 Treks Galloway guides.

The off-road adventure tours will take you into the heart of the area’s most remote and breathtaking wilderness. The dominant feature of the routes is the huge Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Skies Park. 193,000 acres in area, more than 500 miles of dirt tracks snake over its hills, 300 miles of rivers flow in its glens and over 150 lochs are to be found amid the wild moorland and mountain crags; landscape which was home to Robert the Bruce, Covenanters, early Christianity and is home to iconic species such as Hen Harriers, Red Kites, Golden Eagles, Osprey, Red Deer and Otters.

Below are examples of extra things to do, prices on request.

Packed lunch from the hotel, Field Sports instruction (Forrest Estate), behind the scenes tour of dairy farm with its own ice cream and cheese factory (Cream of Galloway), Dark Sky encounter (subject to weather and sky conditions), Red Deer encounter, Red Kite feeding, Lighthouse tour (Mull of Galloway), Forestry Demonstration, Laggan Outdoor for Clay Pigeon’s, Archery or the famous Zip Wire and Tank Driving near Garlieston.

Here’s the link to the site http://www.4x4treksscotland.com/index.html


Have you ever wanted to see what really goes on in the wild at night ? Take a tour with locally based Nocturnal Wildlife tours.

What a find !!

Detect animals as small as rabbits at up to 600 metres away or get close enough to see badgers and Roe deer going about their nightly routine without them knowing you’re there.

Wherever we go up to five tour participants can be transported in our specially prepared night tours vehicle, complete with external mounted thermal camera and internal viewing screens.

Each participant will have their own state of the art thermal imaging device to use for the duration of the tour, along with access to other high tech wildlife observation equipment.

Thats not all though……

Everything YOU see whether out on foot or in the vehicle, can be recorded at the touch of a button for our team to edit and copy to one of our memory sticks for you to take home as a memento of your tour.

Find out more here http://www.wildlifetours.co.uk

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