Walk 3-2: Wild West Rhins Coast

** NOTE – THIS ROUTE REPLACES THE MOURNE'S VIEW ROUTE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED ** This is a new route for Walkfest which hugs the western coast of the Rhins and will form part of the Rhins Coastal Path when it opens in the next year or two.


Starting a few kilometres south of Corsewell Point near Dounan Bay, this walk provides views over the North Channel throughout.

The route heads south using a mix of paths, tracks, open fields and moorland to discover this wild and remote section of coast. There are a few steep sections, both up and down, as we move between the coastal plain and the cliffs above, and there are also a handful of fences and dykes to negotiate, but generally the walking underfoot is not too challenging.

Points of interest along the route include the historic Salt Pans Bay, where will stop for lunch, and Killantringan Lighthouse, one of the most photographed views in Galloway.

There will be plenty of great views along the route, including the potential to see wild deer and goats, as well the ever changing views out across the sea towards Northern Ireland.

The last few kilometres joins the Southern Upland Way path to finish at the harbour in the attractive coastal village of Portpatrick.

Note: Compared to the previously advertised Mourne’s View walk this route is slightly longer and the return time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes later at 17:15 back into Newton Stewart. The start time and the walk grading are both unchanged.

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Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NW 968 693
End at NX 997 543
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-2: Wild West Rhins Coast