Walk 4-1: A Day in the Minnigaff Hills

** SORRY THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** This route explores the wild uplands to the south of Loch Trool, taking in the summits of Mulldonoch, Lamanchan, Larg and Garlick Hills


Starting at Bruce's Stone we follow the track through ancient oak woodlands to Glenhead where the Southern Upland Way is picked up to take us to the site of the Battle of Glentrool. Here the route heads south and the ascent of Mulldonoch is challenging with the better part of 500 metres climbed in 1.4 kilometres. A coffee break to catch breath and appreciate the views will be most welcome.

From here to Lamachan is another 2 kilometres but the ascent of 200 metres is less steep than the first section. Lamachan, at 717 metres, is the highest point in the Minnigaff Hills and a Donald.

A short descent to the Nick of the Brushy is followed by an easy climb to Larg Hill with a long descent to Sheuchan Craig and the final short climb to Garlick Hill where a different perspective of the day's walk can be appreciated. A forest road is then taken to the finish at Glenshalloch.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Hills
Register from 08:00
Depart at 08:30
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 414 802
End at NX 440 694
Return travel time 20 minutes
Return by 16:15
Price (Adult) £15.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £15.00
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Walk 4-1: A Day in the Minnigaff Hills