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……

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……

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……