Walk 3-7: Knockeans and the Fell

This delightful route provides a mixture of open hill and woodland with a variety of interesting features on the way.


The start is at the Smokehouse at Carsluith and goes uphill past Kirkmabreck Farm to the disused Fell Quarries, whose granite has been shipped worldwide.

The track used by the former quarry workers from Creetown is followed to the bottom of Larg Hill.

A short climb reaches the top where the panoramic views of the Cree Estuary and surrounding hills are superb.

A further kilometre leads to the high point of the day, Knockeans Hill (297 metres), before descending to the Corse of Slakes road and to Balloch community wood.

The final section follows Balloch Burn through lovely woodland to emerge at Kirkmabreck Parish Church with the finish a further few hundred metres at the Gem Rock Museum.

Note: Estimated return time around 15 minutes later than stated in paper brochure.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 10:45
Depart at 11:15
Travel time 15 minutes
Start from NX 480 561
End at NX 477 590
Return travel time 15 minutes
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 3-7: Knockeans and the Fell