Galloway Forest Park - Clatteringshaws Loch Bruce's Stone Trail

Clatteringshaws Loch, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 3SQ

0300 067 6800

galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/galloway-forest-park/clatteringshaws-visitor-centre

Guide Last Updated: 13/03/2017

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  • Wander through the Sitka spruce along the shore of Clatteringshaws Loch to the granite stone where Robert the Bruce is said to have rested. Great views of the Galloway Hills.

  • Look out for woodland and waterside wildlife along the way. In summer, listen for the willow warbler’s rippling song as it hunts for insects amongst the leaves, and the distinctive three-note call of the common sandpiper (a brown and white bird with a long straight beak and a permanently bobbing tail!). You may also be lucky enough to spot our most spectacular summer visitor, the osprey, fishing on the loch.

  • The Bruce’s Stone Trail

  • The trail is approximately 1.6km.

  • The nearest parking to the trail is next to the visitor centre.

  • The path has a compact loose chipping surface.

  • Some paths may be covered by ice or snow during the winter months.

  • There are wooden waymarker posts located along the route.

  • The Bruce’s stone is the white strip on the posts.

  • There are toilets available next to the visitor centre.

  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is on Queen's Way (A712) between New Galloway and Newton Stewart. The car park is at grid reference NX 552 764. DG7 3SQ is the nearest postcode.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.

  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.

  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.

  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

  • There are mobility aids available.

  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.

  • Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team via telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail: diversity@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.

  • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the path to the left of the visitor centre.

  • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a shared toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is heavy.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 310cm (4ft 11in x 10ft 2in).

  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.

  • The toilet has a non slip floor.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There is a spatula type lever flush.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 140cm from the floor.

  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.

  • There is a mirror.

  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.

  • The toilet has a cistern.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.

  • The wash basin tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.

  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the right after you enter the venue.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the visitor centre entrance.

  • There is step free access to the shared toilet(s).

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.

  • The wash basin tap type is lever.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are good.

  • The trail begins at the rear of the visitor centre.

  • The surface of the path is compact loose chippings.

  • There are slight slopes in places along the path.

  • There are waymarker posts located along the trail.

  • The trail leads from the visitor centre into woodland.

  • The trail runs alongside the Loch.

  • After exiting the woodlands, the path passes along moorland.

  • The path leads to Bruce's Stone.

  • There is an information plaque.

  • After visiting the stone follow the trail back to the visitor centre.