Walk 4-2: The Urr Valley: Springholm to Dalbeattie

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.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme New Cafe
Register from 09:15
Depart at 09:45
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 806 695
End at NX 831 612
Return travel time 60 minutes
Return by 17:45
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 4-2: The Urr Valley: Springholm to Dalbeattie