Walks in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Near Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

I quite often come across on-line documents of walks near Kirkennan that I realise might be of use to our guests. I have now started to put them together on this page. This is a work in progress so please do let me know of any I have missed. Remember you can find information on our favourite walks close to Kirkennan at the bottom of our Outdoor Pursuits page.

A set of leaflets produced by Dumfries and Galloway Council

Each gives information and maps for 6 or 7 walks. They are listed in approximate order of distance from Kirkennan (this is not exact as each leaflet covers quite a large area)

Walking in and around Castle Douglas - range from 1.75 - 12.5 km

  • Walk 6 Bennan Viewpoint: Car park turning not marked from road but is on left just as road bends and then meets Loch Ken again. Walk details do not mention that the route to the left is now signposted for Secret Cages which can be a bit offputting, but the route is easy to follow. We did the walk in the opposite direction to the instructions following signs to Bennan Viewpoint from the carpark. After the viewpoint you need to re-trace your route for a short distance to the sign for the Secret Cages, then follow route markers after that. Suitable for dogs off lead. Not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters as has steps. Good route for children as has things to read, see and find. Photos can be found here. [Feb 2017]

Walking in and around Dalbeattie and Colvend - from 2 -19 km

Walking in and around Kirkudbright and Auchencairn - 2.5 - 14 km

  • Walk 2 Dee Walk and Tongland: Lovely walk along the river from Kirkcudbright town centre. Largely level. The first stretch of it is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters, but you would have to turn round before reaching the bridge. Some of it suitable for dogs off lead, but some passes through fields that had cattle in when we went and a short section is along the road. Photos can be found here. [June 2017]

Walking in and around Dumfries and New Abbey - 1 - 7.5 km

Walking in and around Gatehouse of Fleet - 2.5 - 12.5 km

Walking in and around Galloway Forest Park - 1 - 11.5 km

  • Walk 1 Loch Trool Circular: Suitable for dogs off lead. Not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters as track rough in places. Photos can be found here. [Dec 2016]

Walking in and around the Glenkens - 5 - 19 km

Walking in and around Thornhill - 0.5 - 15.5 km

Walking in and around Newton Stewart - 1.5 - 7 km

Walking in and around Annan - 1 - 10 km

Walking in and around the Machars - 1.5 - 8 km

Walking in and around Moffat - 4km - 6km

Walking in and around Stranraer - 3 - 10 km

Other leaflets

12 Walks in Dumfries and Galloway

Threave Trail

Walks in the Coastal Forests of Dumfries & Galloway

Websites with links to further walks

Core Paths in Dumfries and Galloway - Council website showing core paths on a map. Some link through to documents describing the walk in more detail.

Walk Highlands Dumfries and Galloway

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