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Loch Ken is a long narrow ribbon of water 12km in length and as much as 1km wide. It is part of the Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme which was completed in 1936. Part of it is an Environmentally Sensitive Area (E.S.A). Home to some of Scotland's most fascinating scenery and wildlife, the Loch makes for an ideal playground for any outdoor enthusiast. From Red Kites to Red Squirrels, Sailing to Windsurfing, Forest Walks to Fishing, there is an abundance of activity to appeal to all the family.
Loch Ken benefits from prevailing South-Westerly winds which provide Gulf Stream warmth and steady, moderate strength - perfect for learning your sailing skills! On the rare days of still air, Loch Ken enjoys a reliable sea-breeze which usually arrives just after lunch.
The Galloway Activity Centre offer a range of activities from sailing, windsurfing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, archery, beach buggies, outdoor Laser Quest, mountain biking and climbing, Instructor training to family fun days to give the visitor a memorable holiday in a friendly family atmosphere.
Further down the Loch from Galloway Activity Centre is a sports-boat marina, Loch Ken Marina with a designated water-ski zone, and fishing is popular both from boat & bank.
The Loch Ken Holiday Park offers a Scottish Tourist Board approved 4 Star Caravan Site, nearby. With all these facilities, it is still a tranquil and relaxing place - where you can do as little or as much as you want!
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