John : Climbing Instructor and Guidebook Author

Some Links

Some general links are given below this picture of Castle Douglas from Carlingwark Loch.

Castle Douglas from Carlingwark Loch

Galloway & Castle Douglas

Galloway Climbing  Climbing in Galloway. Lots of pictures. Page run by the owner of Needlesports, a Keswick climbing shop with on-line purchase and expert advice.

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team  The local mountain rescue team, of which I'm an ex-member.

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team  The team that covers the eastern half of Dumfries and Galloway.

Galloway Walking  Walking and cycling holidays in Galloway.

Clifton Farm  Accommodation near Clifton Crag.

CDCC Castle Douglas Cycle Centre.

AD Livingston  Antique restoration and furniture sales, run by two of Galloway's pioneer climbers.


AMI The Association of Mountaineering Instructors, of which I am a member.

Mountain Bothies  Free accommodation in the Scottish mountains!!

Mountaineering Scotland  Scotland's mountaineering umbrella organisation.

Mountain Weather Information Service  As it says, great for detailed weather info on Scottish, English and Welsh mountain areas.

Wir ain Leid A barrie Scots Leid wabsite. If yer stravaigin aroon the wab wi nowt better tae do, tak a wee keek the nou. Jist dab yer moose tae gang.

Weather & Tides

MWIS  Mountain Weather Information Service - the best mountain forecasts for Scotland and northern England, and based less than 10km form CD. Plus some webcam links that cover the English Lake District, the best bet if you want to see how much snow might be lying on the Galloway Hills.!

BBC Tide Tables - All you need to know to avoid getting soaked by the sea if you're heading for the seacliffs.!


Andes Website  The business I run. Skiing, Climbing, Trekking and Biking holidays in the Andes, and guidebook publishing.


Climbing at Laggantalluch Head, Rhins of Galloway.

Climbing at Laggantalluch Head, Rhins of Galloway.