This walk skirts the Minnigaff Hills and with limited climbing it enables walkers to appreciate the rugged grandeur that is so much a feature of the Galloway Hills without climbing to the summits.
Starting at Glenshalloch where white deer are regularly seen the entire walk is on forest or farm roads and it is worthwhile stopping regularly to look behind as the views are constantly changing as height is gained. Unique views of the Larg, Lamachan and Curleywee can be appreciated.
A recent road links forest to moorland and the gentle descent is on farm tracks and goes through an area full of historical interest and wildlife. It passes, amongst other places, Napper’s Cottage and the Thieves Standing Stones ultimately coming out at Drannandow on the Wood of Cree road.
|Travel time||20 minutes|
|Start from||NX 440 694|
|End at||NX 3850 697|
|Return travel time||20 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 7-3: Napper's Cottage