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……

Walk – Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle

Garlieston Harbour

We spent much of the afternoon at the splendid Whithorn Story learning a bit about the town`s amazing history which dates back to the arrival in Scotland of St Ninian over 1500 years ago. Not only that but in years to come, Whithorn would be visited by several Kings including King Robert the Bruce!

As the sun had come out, we decided to round off the day with a walk from nearby Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle. Similar to all the walks mentioned so far, the walk is part woodland and part coastal and is relatively easy going. Read More……

Three Lochs Walk in Galloway Forest Park

bruces stone glen trool galloway forest park

We didn`t have time to climb the Merrick this afternoon but fancied a walk in that area. From Newton Stewart, we had a lovely drive up to Glen Trool, passing the delightful Visitor Centre on the way to the car park at the road end near Bruce`s Stone.

Most visitors to this car park either walk the short distance to the spectacular viewpoint above Loch Trool at Bruce`s Stone or the more energetic take the “tourist” path up the Merrick – the highest mountain in South West Scotland.  Read More……