Walk 3-6: Waterfalls and Bluebells: Fleet Valley

This walk, through the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, will be accompanied by the Fleet Scenic Area Officer and offers spectacular views over the Fleet Bay.


Beginning in the Upper Fleet Valley near Upper Rusko Cottage, it drops down the hill to the magnificent waterfalls of Pool Ness. The river is then followed downstream through meadows and woodland to reach the recently restored Rusko Castle.

A short climb over fields and moorland reaches the oddly named Mount Pisga, a small hill giving excellent views in all directions. A path across the fields to the east of Ornockenoch Loch goes down to the small county road followed by a track across the fields leading to the Killiegowan Wood with its dramatic swathes of bluebells and on to the hamlet of Anwoth with its ancient church.

A short walk over the Boreland hills past the Rutherford Monument leads down to Gatehouse of Fleet, where refreshments are available, time permitting.

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Register from 10:30
Depart at 11:00
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 588 605
End at NX 599 563
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 3-6: Waterfalls and Bluebells: Fleet Valley