Walk 3-2: The Heart of the Minnigaff Hills

Note: This route is being undertaken in reverse compared to what is advertised in the paper brochure due to on the ground conditions. This route offers a mix of lovely oak woodland paths and wide open vistas.


Starting at the former campsite at Caldons, the route follows the steep sided Caldons Burn to reach Lamachan, at 717 metres, the highest point in the Minnigaff Hills.

The route then crosses onto the Larg Hill before dropping down through spruce forest past Loch Middle to reach the Wood of Cree. The final stretch is via paths through the attractive oak woodland to finish at the RSPB car park. 

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Hills
Register from 07:00
Depart at 07:30
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 397 791
End at NX 381 708
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 14:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-2: The Heart of the Minnigaff Hills