About the Biosphere

Adventure Carrick and ACE are key partners of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere which has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO Biosphere designation recognises the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that SW Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way.

Biosphere covers an area of over 5,300 square kilometres and takes in 3 local authority areas which form part of the partnership which manages the Biosphere. The Biosphere has 3 complementary goals which all Biospheres aspire to Conservation, Learning and Research and  Sustainable Development.

Best Seasons:January - December

Biosphere Expeditions

Our activities enlisted within this section are delivered with the goals of the GSA Biosphere in mind whether its journeying by foot or by bike, we aim to balance promoting and journeying within the Biosphere whilst caring for the natural environment.