A lovely short walk taking in two of the Stewartry's best known hills - Screel and Bengairn - with their panoramic views of the Solway and the Galloway Hills.
The route covers a mixture of woodland and open hillside and provides views of the Solway and the Cumbrian Hills in one direction, and a completely different aspect of the Galloway Hills in the other
Starting at Screel Wood the path through the forest is followed to the Green Well and a path leads to the top of Screel Hill. Recent harvesting ensures the stage to Bengairn largely affords good views.
From Bengairn, the Solway with the Lakeland Fells provides a superb backdrop.
The descent follows paths, tracks and the road to the village of Auchencairn
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 800 547|
|End at||NX 799 514|
|Return travel time||60 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 6-2: Screel and Bengairn