Walking in Dumfries and Galloway

There are miles of stunning walking routes in Dumfries and Galloway. At Barstobrick Maps and clue sheets for two history and wildlife trails, The Ridge and The Hot Blast as well as the Galloway Faerie Trail can be purchased in the Coffee Shop onsite. There are also lots of walks for you to enjoy nearby, including Threave Estate Circular route,with optional detour to Threave Castle(Castle Douglas); a walk from Balcary Bay (Auchencairn) with views of Screel Hill and fine views of the Dee Estuary, Ross Island and lighthouse while walking to Torrs point (Kirkcudbright). Carstramon Wood is also a picturesque place to walk, near Gatehouse of Fleet. This ancient woodland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation so is abound with wildlife and rare species.

Famous for their display of bluebells, Cally Wood and Carstramon will delight in the early summer and of course, the Galloway Forest Park offers many woodland walking trails, with an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers to enjoy all your round. Further west, to Portpatrick there are stunning cliff walks to experience, in both north and south directions from Portpatrick Harbour. One walk follows the first two miles of the Southern Upland Way, which begins in Portpatrick. Along the coastal walks, watch out for nesting sea birds near the spectacular North Witch Rock and Killantringan Lighthouse.