Walk 7-2: Cairnsmore of Fleet via Loch Grannoch

This route over Cairnsmore of Fleet reveals her hidden precipitous eastern flanks where several aircraft met an untimely end.


The walk starts at the Scottish National Heritage visitor centre at Dromore before passing under the dramatic Big Water of Fleet Viaduct on forest roads leading to one of Galloway's hidden jewels, Loch Grannoch.

A steep 300 metres climb up the slopes of Craigronald gives superb views to the east and north.

The next section passes the Deers Den to Meikle Multaggart with a short steep climb to the top of Cairnsmore. At 711 metres it gives the best views in Southern Galloway.

The descent is by the well-defined path and with recent harvesting on the lower slopes the Cree Estuary is now more visible.

Pick up is at the Graddoch Bridge.

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End Location

Theme Hills Biosphere
Register from 09:00
Depart at 09:30
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 554 637
End at NX 462 631
Return travel time 20 minutes
Return by 16:35
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 7-2: Cairnsmore of Fleet via Loch Grannoch