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Walking in Dumfries and Galloway


Galloway is still completely unspoilt in comparison with parts of Highland Scotland and England's lakes, yet it is equally beautiful.  If you fancy a spot of hill climbing you've come to the right place! There are over 40 hill summits of 2,000ft or more in the Galloway Hills alone, as well as thousands of acres of peaceful, more accessible country for all levels of walking.  There are also miles of waymarked forest trails to explore with great view points, strategic car parking, cafes and tourist centres. Our coast line shouldn't be forgotten either.  The Solway beaches are among some of the loveliest in Scotland.

The Rhinns of Kells which is close by Covenanters Cottage, forms a classic mountain ridge walk which we invite our fit and intrepid guests to experience.  There are lots of much less challenging walks though including  various sections of  The Southern Upland Way, and the linear walk from Mossdale, along the old 'Paddy Line' railway, passing the beautiful lochs Stroan and Skerrow to the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct.  This walk is quite exciting for readers and film buffs since it was the film location for both the original 39 Steps and Five Red Herrings.

N.B. Given the linear nature of some of the walks, we are pleased to offer our walking guests a drop off and pick up service, details on arrival.

Useful walking/wildlife web sites: - walks in Dumfries and Galloway

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