A short break in Portpatrick in a great B&B

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……

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……

Walking from Glenluce to Luce Bay and St Helena Island

Glenluce Viaduct South West Scotland

Continuing the current theme of short woodland walks to the shore, our walk today starts in the village of Glenluce and follows the banks of the River Luce to where the river meets the shores of Luce Bay at St Helena Island. It isn`t an island as far as we can see and we don`t know how it got its name but it is a lovely walk. The approximate distance is 2.5 miles there and back. If we ever find out how it got its name we`ll let you all know. Read More……

Gatehouse of Fleet – an appreciation.

Mill on the Fleet gatehouse of FleetThere is a lot more to Gatehouse of Fleet than you might imagine. All too often visitors bypass this charming small town in South West Scotland on their way to Kirkcudbright or Newton Stewart and all they see is a glimpse of Cardoness Castle. They don`t know what they are missing!

It’s hard to imagine that, not too many years ago Gatehouse of Fleet was a majorplayer in the manufacture of cotton – it had four cotton mills and also manufactured bobbins for Coats of Paisley. At one time it was know as the “Glasgow of the South”  Read More……