Walk 3-5: The Fleet Valley: A Scenic Delight

This route winds down through the picturesque Fleet Valley, taking in rushing uplands burns, bluebell woodlands and a good sprinking of history.


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The walk starts high in the Fleet Valley near the old Gatehouse Station.  A short descent reaches the waterfalls at Pool Ness and then meanders down the riverside through meadows and woods to Rusko Castle.

A short climb over the oddly named Mount Pisga leads to the Ornockendoch valley.  A stroll down the valley leads to the Killiegowan wood, renowned for its bluebells.

We then go through the woods to the hamlet at Anwoth, past the Old Kirk with its old tombstones and then climb up to the Boreland Hills.  There are fine views over the Fleet estuary and the A75 from the summits.

The path over the hills leads back to Gatehouse of Fleet and the end of the walk.  Shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village.

Most of the route is on farm and forest tracks and well used paths with short sections of quiet tarmac roads.  There are also short sections of rough fields and steepish slopes.

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Theme Cafe
Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 560 622
End at NX 599 563
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 15:45
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-5: The Fleet Valley: A Scenic Delight