The Old Edinburgh Road, the historic route from Galloway to the capital, is now part forestry track, which makes for easier walking, and part rougher path.
Many of the trees have been felled so there are lovely views up to the hills, down to the Cree estuary and further on up the valley of the Palnure Burn.
The walk passes four lochs, two sculptures, one monument, a deer range and several places of historical interest so there are lots of interesting sights along the way. The varied habitat also means there is a variety of birdlife in the area.
The walk finishes on the shores of Clatteringshaws for refreshments at the very attractive coffee shop.
Note: Return time around 15 minutes later than stated in paper brochure.