This walk explores the very heart of the Galloway Hills, with some fascinating natural features along the way.
Starting at Backhill of the Bush Bothy the route goes through woods and across the Saugh Burn before follows the northern edge of the Silver Flowe between the lochs of the Dungeon.
A steep climb leads to the Nick of the Dungeon and onto the Deil's Boolin' Green (the Devil’s Bowling Green) - a wide granite plateau scattered with old Nick’s “bowls”. From here there are views over the Dungeon, the Awfu Hand Range and the Minnigaff Hills and down to the lochs which feed the Water of Trool.
A short climb leads over the watershed to Loch Enoch, one of the deepest lochs in the area which sits below the mighty Merrick. Passing the Grey man of Merrick the route follows the valley of the Buchan Burn to the pick up at Bruce’s Stone
|Travel time||90 minutes|
|Start from||NX 480 841|
|End at||NX 416 805|
|Return travel time||30 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 4-1: Deil's Boolin' Green