Isle of Whithorn Activities and Attractiions



St Ninian`s Cave is a short distance away from the Isle of Whithorn and can only be reached on foot. The shortest route is from the carpark at Kisdale (signposted from the road to Port William). Walk through woodland at Pysgill Glen to reach the sloping shingle beach at Port Castle Bay. Follow many cairns to St Ninian`s Cave. About 2 miles return. Early crosses found at St. Ninian`s Cave can be seen at the Whithorn Trust Museum. For a longer walk, you can reach St. Ninian`s Cave along the cliffs from Burrow head – 4.5 miles return. There is also a footpath from Isle of Whithorn to Burrow Head.

Angling A wide variety of species can be caught around the harbour or off the numerous rock marks. These include mullet, pollack,wrasse, dogfish and bass. If you have your own boat, there is a slipway next to the harbour.

Sailing Wigtown Bay Sailing Club welcomes all visiting yachtsmen. They have a clubhouse on the harbourside with all the facitilities you require along with a club room on the upper floor with splendid views and a food prearation area. The harbour is dry 3 hours either side of high water. There are two slipways, one of which is sheltered in all weathers while the other can be used at almost any state of the tide.

Cycling There are four recognised road cycling routes in the Machars of Galloway, one of which, the Whithorn – Sorbie – Isle of Whithorn Loop is 17 miles long with the option of a detour into Garlieston. The route is signposted and the roads are fairly level and quiet. There are cycle hire facilities at Kirkcowan including electric powered bikes!

Golf The Nearest Golf Course is St Medan`s which is at Monreith and unusually features 9 holesc with 18 tees! Visitors are very welcome. 01988 700804

Bowling  The Isle of Whihhorn has its own bowling club where visitors are welcome and fees are reasonable.

Interesting Fact:-The Isle of Whithorn is home to Machars Movies – Scotland`s most southerly cinema which is situated in the Village Hall. It is also close to what is possibly Scotland`s smallest theatre – the Swallow Theatre at Ravenstone!

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