Walk 1-1: Cruggleton Heughs

This coastal route links two of the area’s most picturesque harbour villages, the Isle of Whithorn and Garlieston, with plenty of wildlife and historical interest along the way.


Starting from the Isle of Whithorn, we head north along the coast. The route includes a spectacular cliff-top section, the remains of Cruggleton Castle on its eyrie, attractive rocky coasts at Rigg Bay and Portyerrock and the woodlands and beautiful grounds of Galloway House. We finish in the village of Garlieston, a village which played a pivotal role in World War Two.  There will be an opportunity for refreshments in Garlieston before picking up the bus back to Newton Stewart.

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Register from 08:00
Depart at 08:30
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 477 365
End at NX 478 463
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 15:45
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 1-1: Cruggleton Heughs