In September 2017 'the Kipp' was purchased by the Kippford Association on behalf of the villagers of Kippford, through their generous financial donations. Known affectionately as The Kipp, it will also be designated as the Kippford Community Nature Reserve.

Comprising 48 acres of open land, the ultimate goal is to develop a community nature reserve with access to all.  

Plan for the Nature Reserve, May 2018

Plan for the Nature Reserve, May 2018

As at September 2019, we have created paths in the lower field, comprising of 6 acres.  This has a main circular path, 1.8M wide, suitable for all -- walkers; buggies; wheelchairs.  The main path has several benches to rest and enjoy the area.  A path branches off and up the hill slightly around the perimiter of the field but may be challenging for some.  Sadly we can do little with the contours of the land. 

There is a kissing gate and a swing gate into the rear fields to the remaining 42 acres.  This has no paths, it is uneven underfoot and requires sturdy boots.

Depending on the season, and the weather, some areas of the land can be very boggy.   You are welcome to visit, wander, and enjoy the scenery.  Please treat our land with respect.  Dogs are very welcome but please keep them under control. Do not intimidate other visitors -- human or wild.  

There is no where on the Kipp to park cars at the moment, however we are working with the planning department to construct a small area.

You can park at the village hall and walk 2 minutes up the hill to the 30mph sign.  There is a swing gate into a boardwalk area leading to the main path.  If you need drop someone off in a car there's an entrance gate a little further up from the pedestrian access.  This will eventually become a small parking area.  Some people have parked on the road, or nosed into the gate.  You do so at your own risk as the road can be busy.

The far top of the Reserve also provides various access points to the Forestry and further walks.

You make use of our land at your own risk.