Walk 3-4: The old military road: Gatehouse to Creetown

This inland route, using country roads, travels through a variety of habitats.


Starting in the attractive town of Gatehouse of Fleet, which once was an affluent mill town with a prosperous harbour, the walk follows several back streets up to the hill then on to Rutherford Monument and lovely views across the bay.

We then drop down to the hamlet of Anwoth and continue on the Old Military Road past Stronach Hill. Here the ground is open wild moorland stretching away to the hills in the distance.

The walk turns in at the Creetown old curling ponds, rejuvenated in 2000 with millennium money and continues through the wood swooping and diving along the side of the burn to come out above the parish church in Creetown.

We finish at the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown for a refreshment.


Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 40 minutes
Start from NX 594 560
End at NX 477 590
Return travel time 20 minutes
Return by 16:35
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-4: The old military road: Gatehouse to Creetown