Walk 2-2: Rig O' the Jarkness

This popular route will suit those who want to experience wild Galloway, but without the need to walk long distances or climb large ascents. ** Walk fully booked **


Starting at Bruce's Stone, the route starts with a delightful walk through the ancient oak forest to Glenhead and then picks up the Southern Upland Way leading to Dargall (in wet weather the forest road will be used).

The steep 250 metres ascent to the top of Craiglee is over rough terrain but well worth the effort as the views are particularly good, and the hidden Dow Lochs are worth visiting for a superb photo.

Keeping to the high ground along the Rig of the Jarkness gives wonderful views of the lochs on all sides. A descent to cross the Gairland Burn and the path down to Buchan House leads to the short walk along the track to Bruce's Stone.

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Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 414 803
End at NX 414 803
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 15:00
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 2-2: Rig O' the Jarkness