Walk 6-3: Cruggleton Haughs

This coastal route links town of the area's most picturesque harbour villages, Isle of Whithorn and Garlieston, and promises plenty of wildlife and history along the way.


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Accompanied by a coastal expert, the route starts in the village of the Isle of Whithorn before heading north along the coast towards Portyerrock Bay.

There are fine views across the bay and often curlews can be heard calling above, while cormorants skim over the waves and oyster catchers are busy on the shore line.

The route heads northwards through fields and into a small wood, passing some ruined Second World War buildings.

Down on the shore a 'Beetle', part of a 'Hippo Pier' of the Mulberry harbour constructions, is visible at low tide.

Emerging from the field a country road is followed for a short distance to the old mill at Portyerrock where a stile is crossed onto the coastal path to Garlieston. Cruggleton Castle becomes visible at this point, a perfect place for a break.

The walk now proceeds through woods into the beautiful grounds of Galloway House and from there back onto the coastal path which is followed to the attractive harbour at Garlieston.

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Register from 10:45
Depart at 11:15
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 479 361
End at NX 477 464
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 18:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 6-3: Cruggleton Haughs