Walk 5-3: Southern Upland Way: Portpatrick to Stranraer

This route takes in the most westerly section of the Southern Upland Way. The picture postcard village of Portpatrick is the starting point and the route combines rugged cliffs with rolling countryside. ** Walk fully booked **


From the village harbour the path goes along the cliff top, past the golf course, across Dunskey Glen to Killantringan lighthouse with views to Ireland and the Clyde Estuary. The route then turns inland using roads and tracks passing Craigenlee wind farm and Knockquhassen reservoir.

As Gallowhill is approached the best view of Stranraer and Loch Ryan lies ahead.

A mile through the town leads to the finish at the waterfront where welcome refreshments may be taken.

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Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NW 998 542
End at NX 061 610
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 17:45
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 5-3: Southern Upland Way: Portpatrick to Stranraer