A short break in Portpatrick in a great wee hotel.

A weekend at Rickwood Hotel in Portpatrick

Rather than stay in the Portpatrick Hotel we like to stay at Rickwood House Hotel when we are in Portpatrick. We try to visit Portpatrick at least once a year as there is so much to do in and around the village. Portpatrick makes an excellent base for touring the Rhins of Galloway and the surrounding area. Read More……

Around the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct

Film Star Viaduct, Sculptures, Eagles and much more………..

About half way between Gatehouse of Fleet and Creetown on the B96 lies a hidden gem – The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct.

Cairnsmore South West Scotland

Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve

The viaduct lies within the Cairnsmore of Fleet National Natural Nature Reserve which includes one of the three “Cairnsmores” in South West Scotland – Cairnsmore of Fleet. Read More……

Walking in South West Scotland Torrs Warren near Dunragit

Torrs Warren from Luce BayIf you are fit enough, the best way to see an area is on foot. South West Scotland is famed for its forests and coastline so I thought I`d try a walk that combines both.  This is an easy and mostly level walk of just under 4 miles return and should take less than two hours except that you will want to explore the beach as well.  There`s a car park on the A757 near the junction with the main Stranraer – Dumfries Road. Start your walk here through Torrs Warren forestry plantation on a wide track. The trees are fairly sparsely planted so that you can see the sky and, as you head towards Luce Bay, you start to hear the sound of the sea. Read More……

Walking to St Ninian`s Cave

path to st ninians cave whithornIn common with our walk at Torrs Warren, the walk to St. Ninian`s Cave starts with a path  through woodland to the shoreline.  This is another easy walk of about one mile each way. It was a beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine so we took the chance to explore the Isle of Whithorn before setting out on our walk. There is a large carpark at the start of the walk which is signposted from the Monreith to Isle of Whithorn road. Read More……