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Dumfries and Galloway Walks

Dumfries and Galloway Walks

by: Brian Conduit and Hugh Taylor
Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland's south west, a broad wedge of land jutting out into the Irish Sea between the Solway Firth and the Firth of Clyde. It is also part of Scotland's border country; from the higher points of the Galloway Hills the mountains of the English Lake District can be seen rising above the opposite shores of the Solway and, in clear conditions, the hills of Northern Ireland are also visible on the skyline.

Lying between the Highlands to the north and the Lake District mountains to the south Dumfries and Galloway can get overlooked by many hill walkers, but for those sensible enough to stop and explore, the reward is a peaceful, unspoilt region that possesses a mild climate, tremendously varied scenery and a rich historic legacy.

Clear and easy to follow directions are accompanied by detailed 1:25,000 scale maps from Ordnance Survey and specially commissioned photographs. GPS data for each waypoint of every walk is included. With 28 colour-coded routes to choose from, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers and varying from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, there is a walk to suit all situations.

The guide introduces you to the area and highlights the most scenic walks. Each walk entry begins with a box giving start, distance, height gain, time, parking and route terrain. This is followed by a short overview highlighting the routes features. The main route finding instructions have paragraphs numbered corresponding to numbers on the OS map making navigation safe and easy. There are GPS references for all the route waypoints and the route is highlighted in yellow on the map. The guide also includes information on where to park, good pubs and places of interest along the route.

The walk locations are:
Black Hill and Well Hill from Durisdeer - 5.5 miles
Caerlaverock and the Solway Marshes - 3.5 miles
Cairnsmore of Dee - 6 miles
Cairnsmore of Fleet - 6.5 miles
Caldons Burn and Lamachan Hill - 8.5 miles
Colvend Coast from Kippford - 10 miles
Devil's Beef Tub - 5.5 miles
Doach Wood - 2.5 miles
Fleet Forest and Anworth Old Kirk - 5.5 miles
Glenkiln Reservoir and Sculptures - 4 miles
Gretna Green - 5.5 miles
Loch Trool - 5.5 miles
Lochmaben and the Four Lochs - 5.5 miles
Mable Forest - 5.5 miles
Manquhill Hill from Stroanpatrick - 6.75 miles
Merrick from Loch Trool - 9.5 miles
Moffat Well and Galloway Hill - 4 miles
Mull of Galloway - 3 miles
Portpatrick and Killantringan Fell - 8 miles
Rascarrel Bay and Balcary Point - 5 miles
St Ninian's Cave and Burrow Head from Kidsdale - 7.5 miles
Screel Hill - 3.5 miles
Sweetheart New Abbey and Criffel - 6.5 miles
Up and Down the Annan - 6.5 miles
Wanlockhead and Lowther Hill - 4.5 miles
Water of Ken and Garroch Glen - 4.5 miles
Water of Luce and Kilhern - 5.5 miles
Wigtown - 4.5 miles

ISBN 9780711749924 Pages 95 (2015) 132mm x 228mm

Price: 9.50