This brand new walk to WalkFest explores the rolling landscape of the Urr Valley in eastern Stewartry.
Starting in the village of Springholm, it follows country roads and tracks to Urr Church whose most distinguished minister in the long history of the Parish was the Rev. Alexander Murray. A brilliant linguist, he became Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh University and the memorial erected to him on the Queen’s Way is a famous landmark in Galloway.
The route then heads further south towards the dramatic Mote of Urr with its impressive twelfth century remains before contining along a stretch of the old railway and the Water of Urr to finish in Dalbeattie - Francis H Groome’s "the granite city of the south”.
Here refreshments may be taken before the return journey.
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 806 695|
|End at||NX 831 612|
|Return travel time||60 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 4-2: The Urr Valley: Springholm to Dalbeattie