Walk 5-2: Through the Land of the Maxwells: Archaeological Walk

This new route is accompanied by an archaeologist who will give insight into the many interesting features along the way.


Starting at the seaside village of Monreith, the shore path is taken to Kirkmaiden Church, one of the oldest churches in Scotland. Above the church and overlooking the bay is the bronze otter, a memorial to Gavin Maxwell.

The route then heads inland up the Fell of Barhullion, which is the highest point overlooking Monreith Village. It is said that five kingdoms can be seen on a clear day.

Descending the Fell past cup and ring marked rocks the route leads on past Blairbuy Farm with its ancient standing stone called The Wren's Egg.

The track now wanders through Monreith estate with glimpses of the main house, skirts the White Loch of Myrton and eventually reaches Drumtrodden standing stones, part of a unique prehistoric landscape.

Taking woodland paths and country lanes the walk wends its way to the attractive harbour village of Port William.

Note - Estimated return time around 15 minutes earlier than stated in paper brochure.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 08:00
Depart at 08:30
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 359 410
End at NX 338 437
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 15:45
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 5-2: Through the Land of the Maxwells: Archaeological Walk