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Balloch Wood

Creetown, Scotland, UK

Balloch Wood provides a excellent objective for a short walk from Creetown; owned and managed by the community, it is home...

Southern Upland Way 1: Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy

Portpatrick, Scotland, UK

The route starts with some dramatic cliffs and coves followed by more subdued fields, moorland and woods as it turns inland,...

Dumfries parks and riverside

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

A good exploration of Dumfries' parks and riverside on the south side of the city. Can easily be extended to take in the...

The Merrick from Loch Trool

Loch Trool, Scotland, UK

The Merrick is the highest summit in Southern Scotland and lies at the heart of the Galloway ranges. This popular ascent...

The Merrick via Loch Valley

from Glen Trool, Scotland, UK

This alternative approach to the Merrick has the advantage of enabling a circular route. However the route up Loch Valley -...

Cally Woods circular

Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK

An easy walk through oak and mixed woodland which are a haven for wildlife including red squirrels and good for wildflowers...

Drummore and Castle Clanyard

Drummore, Scotland, UK

This walk explores the rural highways and byways in the rolling farmland hills above Drummore, the most southerly village in...

Kirkcudbright Explorer

Kirkcudbright, Scotland, UK

Kirkcudbright is an attractive and fascinating small town. Known as the Artists town, it was associated with both the...

Wood of Cree

Wood of Cree, Scotland, UK

The Wood of Cree is the largest area of ancient woodland in Southern Scotland, and an RSPB nature reserve. This walk climbs...

Mull of Galloway

Mull of Galloway, Scotland, UK

The southernmost tip of Scotland, the Mull of Galloway has a splendid lighthouse, bustling seabird colonies, dramatic cliff...

Southern Upland Way 5: Sanquhar to Wanlockhead

Sanquhar, Scotland, UK

This short stage crosses scenic moorland to the interesting old mining district along Wanlock Water, where it is worth...

Murray's Monument

Near Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

This short waymarked walk lies in the heart of the Galloway Forest park. It climbs up to the impressive obelisk of the...

Ken - Dee Marshes

Near Laurieston, Scotland, UK

The Ken - Dee marshes are a reserve managed by the RSPB. Look out for red kites, Greenland whitefronted and Greylag geese,...

Millfore from Black Loch

Near Talnotry, Scotland, UK

Millfore attains the status of Graham but is one of the less visited of the Galloway hills. Its ascent is fairly short but...

Ardwell Pond walk

Ardwell, Scotland, UK

This circular walk explores the Ardwell Estate on mostly woodland paths. It gives the opportunity to visit the walled...

1 Balloch Wood Creetown, Scotland, UK
2 Southern Upland Way 1: Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy Portpatrick, Scotland, UK
3 Dumfries parks and riverside Dumfries, Scotland, UK
4 The Merrick from Loch Trool Loch Trool, Scotland, UK
5 The Merrick via Loch Valley from Glen Trool, Scotland, UK
6 Cally Woods circular Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, UK
7 Drummore and Castle Clanyard Drummore, Scotland, UK
8 Kirkcudbright Explorer Kirkcudbright, Scotland, UK
9 Wood of Cree Wood of Cree, Scotland, UK
10 Mull of Galloway Mull of Galloway, Scotland, UK
11 Southern Upland Way 5: Sanquhar to Wanlockhead Sanquhar, Scotland, UK
12 Murray's Monument Near Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
13 Ken - Dee Marshes Near Laurieston, Scotland, UK
14 Millfore from Black Loch Near Talnotry, Scotland, UK
15 Ardwell Pond walk Ardwell, Scotland, UK

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