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This is a wonderful drive.

When you consider that most of the roads around here are very scenic, the fact that The Raiders... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Absolutely beautiful scenery

We went one night after work and loved it. We stopped at the first loch with the old stone bridge... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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This 10-mile road winds along the Black Water of Dee and through the forest.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you consider that most of the roads around here are very scenic, the fact that The Raiders Road merits special mention speaks volumes. It is what I would call a rough gravel road, but it is in very good condition and suitable for all...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went one night after work and loved it. We stopped at the first loch with the old stone bridge. You can also walk up onto the bridge for more stunning views. We then carried on around to the otter pools which were 100% worth...More

Thank paularadich
Reviewed 8 October 2017

from the beginning of the drive through to the Otters Pool & the tranquil lake at the end, this route is just magical & well worth the drive from the Galloway Forest Park through to the Red Kite Trail

2  Thank Moorlandlass
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a drive. Brilliant scenic views, plenty of picnic places and also places to wild camp. The highlight was Otter Pools, but the whole drive was relaxing and highly recommended.

Thank AJ D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

this is a great place just to drive trough, take a pick-nick if the weather is good. if like us you have a caravan or a camper van then stay for a night or even two we did. Scotland is a bit more relaxed about...More

2  Thank helen g
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We started from the top, the Black water of Dee is looking much better with more flow from Clatteringshaws. The Otter pool is a lovely place to stop and does have toilets, it also had a few midges as there wasn't much wind. Loch Stroan...More

Thank Myles E
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for £2 it's amazing stop halfway at the otter pool it's great and there are toilets there, it's just a pity there were noisy children playing in the water so no wildlife to be see but still a great visit.

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 8 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
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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.
18 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