Walk 5-1: The Granite Way

SORRY - THIS WALK IS FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER ROUTE This route, from Loch Doon to Bruce's stone via Mullwharchar and the Buchan Ridge crosses a variety of terrain and is arguably one of the finest in the south of Scotland.


The route starts west of Loch Doon in East Ayrshire, with a short section through forest before emerging onto the open hillside. We head south over Hooden’s Hill and to the high point of the day at Mullwharchar.

This is followed by a steep descent to the silver sands of Loch Enoch, a visit to the Grey Man of Merrick and a walk along the Buchan ridge with it's wonderful views over Loch Trool as we decend the steep path back to Bruce's Stone.

WalkFest transport makes this walk possible in the day, but please note we do have quite a long (90 minute) journey at the start. 

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Hills Biosphere
Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 90 minutes
Start from NX 457 936
End at NX 415 804
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 17:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 5-1: The Granite Way