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      13.07.2001 02:47
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      PART ONE Breakfast out of doors: Ayrshire bacon and Galloway eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, oatcakes, butter, honey, coffee.... Onto the bikes... narrow little roads...rabbits and wild roses... Swallows and Amazons, The Secret Seven... Think CYCLING, HORSE RIDING, FISHING, GOLF, GARDENS, HILL WALKING, and ALL SORTS OF FAMILY FUN. Think of Galloway in S.W Scotland. Think of CREEBRIDGE CARAVAN PARK, Newton Stewart, DG8 6AJ tel 01671 402324 an AA 3 Pennant site. Here you can bring your own caravan or tent or hire a luxury caravan (sleeps 6) with colour TV. Children and pets are welcome at this friendly, efficient, family run place. The climate tends to be mild. The scenery is hills and woods and farms and coast. Newton Stewart is a TINY market town with a swimming pool, cinema, museum, and shops. And nearby golf. Newton Stewart? "Like liltin' songbird my heart it sings! Wi' comin' o' first fragrance o' Spring. Sic wondrous rapture, as lovin' hearts entwine, Like sun kissed blossoms, heavenly climb." From FOR A NEWTON STEWART LASSIE, Memories of a Galloway Childhood, by Christopher Russell. This is a long way from London! No stress. Travel by bike. Travel back in time. Enjoy a wee drink while the bairns have a Huntingtower adventure. The best thing about Creebridge Caravan park is that it's an ideal starting point for some smashing cycle rides. CYCLING!!! CYCLE into the MACHARS TRIANGLE, and disappear. MUM wants a rest from cooking! Kirroughtree House is a Newton Stewart hotel with 3 AA Rosettes for food. The cuisine is as good as any you would get in a TOP London restaurant. Afternoon tea can be had in the oak panneled lounge. ############################################# ALTERNATIVE SITES: Auc
      henlarie Holiday park, Near GATEHOUSE-of-Fleet, DG7 2EX tel 01557 840251, has indoor pool, sauna, gym, soft play area, multi sports hall. Gatehouse has golf, a vast second hand bookshop, Georgian architecture, a fine restaurant at the Cally Palace Hotel (AA Rosette for food) and fine walks.... GLENLUCE Caravan Park, DG8 0QR, tel 01581 300412. Nearby pony trekking, golf.... Next the sea. KIPFORD Caravan Park, DG5 4LF, tel 01556 620636. Adventure play area. Nearby 9 hole golf... Kipford has sea going yachts, sandy bays and mystery islands and a fine restaurant at Barons Craig Hotel. SCOTTISH AA CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 1998 WAS: Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Borgue Rd, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, DG6 4TS tel 01557 870267 www.brighouse-bay.co.uk Golf course, bar and bistro, indoor pool, jacuzzi, toddlers pool, games and fitness room, 10 pin bowling, pony trekking, mountain bikes, fishing... Well maintained, good toilets, lots of space, LAUNDERETTES...Kirkcudbright is a stunningly beautiful artists town and port. The Selkirk Arms Hotel has AA 2 Rosette food. Lochside Caravan and camp Site, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 1EZ , tel 01556 502949, right next the loch, boating, putting etc. nearby golf. Town makes a good centre for trips all around Galloway and Dumfries. The Plumed Horse Restaurant in nearby Crossmichael is a Michelin 1 star restaurant, for when mum wants a rest from gutting salmon and washing dishes. Palnackie has Barlochan Caravan park, Brighouse Bay, DG6 4TS, tel 01556 870267 has toddlers pool, TV room, mini golf, , fishing...This award winning park is near an excellent restaurant and interesting routes for cycling. This is the middle of nowhere and the centre of the universe. (Eat 2 rosette food at nearby Kirkcudbright's Selkirk Arms Hotel) ############################################# PART TWO

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