Walk 4-2: Walking the River Dee

** SORRY THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** This low level riverside walk offers both historical and natural history interest. It is mainly on paths with some paved surfaces and is almost all level.


Starting beside the River Tarff at the Low Bridge of Tarff a riverside path leads to the junction with the River Dee at Telford’s Bridge.  A meandering route past reed beds, offers an unfamiliar route into Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ Town, with its busy harbour and marina.

Anyone wanting a short walk and an afternoon in Kirkcudbright can leave the walk here and can arrange to meet at the pick up point in Kirkcudbright later.

The second section of the walk is an attractive woodland circuit round St Mary’s Isle.

There will be some time at the end of the walk to explore the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright, with a choice of places to visit, including:

- The Galloway Hoard exhibition in Kirkcudbright Galleries (free admission)

 - The National Trust for Scotland’s Broughton House and Gardens where the artist Hornell lived (admission charges apply, or free to NTS members)

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 08:00
Depart at 08:30
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 687 541
End at NX 681 509
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 15:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 4-2: Walking the River Dee