Walk 2-6: The Twa Luces

This walk starts at the Cistercian Abbey of Glenluce, the magnificent ruins of which are some of the best preserved in Scotland.


The route crosses fields, forest and moorland to the summit of Gleniron Fell where there are excellent views along the Luce valley and the surrounding moorland.

The route follows the rocky ridge which skirts the extensive bog of the Kilhern Moss and then drops down to the Southern Upland Way at the ruins of Kilhern Farm.

A short detour will take us to the caves of Kilhern which are not caves at all but the remains of a Neolithic chambered burial cairn which now lie in the shadows of the giant wind turbines of Artfield Fell. The route then drops down into the valley of the Cross Water of Luce which is crossed via an interesting footbridge and on to the attractive little village of New Luce.

Note: Estimated return time (6.15pm) around 30 minutes later than detailed in the paper brochure. 


Starting Location

End Location

Register from 10:00
Depart at 10:30
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 185 588
End at NX 174 646
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 18:15
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 2-6: The Twa Luces