After a good night’s sleep, we took the opportunity to go for a quick dip in the sea (brrr!!) whilst the boys went paddleboarding. Once the initial shock had passed, it was actually surprisingly pleasant. In recent years the water quality hadn’t been rated so highly in parts of southern Scotland but, thanks to efforts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), this year it is much improved, with Mossyard rated ‘Good’. The key recommendation is that you don’t go swimming after periods of high rainfall as this is when the water quality tends to deteriorate.
Feeling suitably re-energised from our cold water excursions, we headed for Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, located
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