Walk 4-1: Knockfell: The Matterhorn of the Machars

Starting on the busy A75 this new route heads out into the peaceful moors of the northern Machars. ** Walk fully booked **


Passing several drumlin hills and shallow lochs typical of the post glacial landscape the track enters a small forest. Emerging from the forest the steep peak of Knockfell fills the horizon.

A short climb to the top opens a vista rolling out across the county as there are lovely views in all directions. The Galloway Hills fill the eastern horizon and to the south and west are Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway.

The route then descends the hill and follows a series of old tracks to the shore at Auchenmalg.

Note: Estimated return time around 1 hour later than stated in paper brochure.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 09:00
Depart at 09:30
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 251 592
End at NX 236 518
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 15:45
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 4-1: Knockfell: The Matterhorn of the Machars