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Countryside and conservation

Council services work hard to preserve and promote the countryside across the region.

Outdoor access and paths

Paths and Outdoor Access

Dumfries and Galloway provides lots of opportunities to access the outdoors.
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Countryside Rangers

Ranger Service

Countryside Rangers promote the countryside, its wildlife, history and heritage. We also enable people to enjoy the countryside safely and responsibly.
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Natural Heritage

Natural Heritage

Provides information on nature conservation, landscape studies and tree preservation orders.
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Built Heritage

Built Heritage

The buildings and landscape of Dumfries and Galloway form a unique and irreplaceable heritage. In towns, villages and in the countryside, from rows of single storey cottages to the fine designs of the 18th century and later, there is a richness and quality that defines who we are and where we live.
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Archaeology

Archaeology

Dumfries and Galloway is an area rich in archaeology and historic buildings. From flints worked by the first settlers in the area, some 8,000 years ago, though to Second World War airfields and Prisoners-Of-War camps, there are over 22,000 known sites in the region.
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Environmental education sessions

Our council provides a wide range of free environmental education sessions for all ages.
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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