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.
|Travel time||40 minutes|
|Start from||NX 594 560|
|End at||NX 477 590|
|Return travel time||20 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 3-4: The old military road: Gatehouse to Creetown