activities at kinmount Castle

Activities at Kinmount Castle, Dumfries & Galloway


Falconry at Kinmount aviary

Kinmount has a beautiful aviary, one of the first ever built in Europe, has been home to some of the rarest and most exciting birds of prey over the last 200 years. Having fallen into disuse in the 1960's, the aviary was renovated completely in Summer 2001. Currently occupied by various hawks.

Note: Falconry days are available by appointment only. Interested guests should contact Kevin Earl

Game shooting at Kinmount

Kinmount leisure has access to over 25,000 acres of woodland and moorland offering walked up days and driven shoots for 50 to 250 bird days, including pheasant and partridge. Teams of up to 8 guns at a time, the drive provides varied shooting, which tests the best of shots with high challenging birds in all conditions.

Note: Game shooting days are available by appointment only. Interested guests should contact Kevin Earl

Clay shooting is available locally and professional tuition can also be organised at a beautiful site 20 minutes drive from the estate.

NEW! - Kinmount now offer simulated game shooting and packages with costs from £60 per person including clays and cartridges, and we can also offer hospitality for larger groups. Tuition on a one to one basis is another alternative.

Simulated game is a great way of improving your shooting skills, and is a great team building day for groups of 8 or more .Why not combine a weekend fishing with simulated game shooting while relaxing at Kinmount Castle luxury cottages.

Note:Clay shooting and simulated game shooting days are available by appointment only. Interested guests should contact Kevin Earl

Fishing at Kinmount

Kinmount Castle has access to salmon and trout fishing on various private beats of many local rivers, including the river Nith (where a 67lb Salmon was caught in 1812) and the river Annan. This area boasts a wide rand of fishing facilities to suit all types of angler, including river, still water, sea, and coarse fishing. Discounts are often available to guests staying in the cottages and one to one tuition is also available by prior booking.

Note: River fishing days are available by appointment only. Interested guests should contact Kevin Earl

We are also very close to Broom Fisheries, Scotland's leading coarse fishing lakes and waters, nestled away in a quiet, picturesque corner of South West Scotland. Fully stocked lakes for leisure and competition fishing. Species include Carp, Barbel, Roach, Perch, Tench, Chubb, Bream and more.

Clive Mitchelhill at Border Game Angling offers professional tuition and guiding services on nearby Cumbria's river Eden to beginners and experienced anglers alike. Fly fishing courses include salmon, evening sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling and pike - something for everyone at any time of the year.

Golf at Kinmount

Kinmount self-catering estate is conveniently located for several golf courses, the nearest being Powfoot, which is a mere five minute drive away. Non members are welcome and the club can be contacted directly at http://www.powfootgolfclub.com/

Opened in 1903 and redesigned by the legendary James Braid in 1923, the course offers a superb test of golf with its many challenging holes which are set among whins and rough and has earned Powfoot the tag of "one of golf's best kept secrets".

Greenquarries shooting ground in Wigton, Cumbria. Shooting is situated in what was once a sandstone quarry excavated by the Romans ... more info
Fattoria Corzano e Paterno stretches out over two hills covered with vineyards, olive trees and woodland. It is set in the very heart of Chianti near the main road from Florence to Siena... more info
Bakerwood Marquees and Events has a great reputation for delivering superb catering and marquee hire for weddings and other events. Our track record is built on attention to detail and commitment to providing excellent service...more info
Cottage on the Shore is a unique Queenslander home that sits directly on the Shore of beautiful Lake Weyba . Just over 10 minutes from Noosa and its beaches , the cottage offers peace and serenity directly on the lake ...more info
Conveniently situated near the town of Annan in South Scotland, Del Amitri is a traditional style Restaurant which uses Scottish and European influence to give a culinary twist to our cuisine...more info
A cycling experience set within the rolling hills of Dordogne, in the green heart of France. .more info



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