Walk 2-5: The High Route to Clatteringshaws

This route gives a taste of the wilder side of Galloway and includes a visit to the memorial of the Dragonfly air accident in 1937.


The start is at Craigdews and follows a forest road past Black Loch and Poultrybuie Hill to Munwhul where the terrain becomes more challenging.

A short descent to the valley is followed by a steep ascent to Bennan and then Darnaw, with the memorial cairn a few hundred metres north easterly. The views over Clatteringshaws towards Cairnsmore of Dee are worth a coffee stop to take it all in. The descent is over Low Craignell to the road round the edge of Clatteringshaws and the pick up on the Queen's Way.

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Register from 09:15
Depart at 09:45
Travel time 15 minutes
Start from NX 504 724
End at NX 553 764
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 2-5: The High Route to Clatteringshaws