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Wild Goat Park

A large enclosure which represents a clearing in the Galloway Forest, the Wild Goat Park covers much of the slopes of Craigdews Hill in W Central Dumfries and Galloway, extending to 63 ha (150 acres), 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Newton Stewart. It was created by the Forestry Commission in 1970 as part of the Galloway Forest Park. These long-horned and long-haired animals are British Primitive Goats, a rare breed which represent descendents of the earliest goats brought Britain in the Neolithic era. Around fifty live within the enclosure, while several hundred more survive on the surrounding hills.


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