Walk 4-3: The Geology of Balcary Cliffs

** SORRY THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** - This coastal walk is full of interest and includes one of the most spectacular clifftop sections of the Galloway coast.


The walk will be taken at a gentle pace and will include plenty of stops as we will be accompanied by a local geologist who will explain our surroundings.

Starting at the shore at Balcary Bay, the route climbs gradually with unfolding views of the Solway and Hestan Island before reaching the clifftops. Our guide will help us to understand the dramatic rock formations and teach us more about how man has used the valuable resources of the area.

A narrow and in places exposed path skirts the top of spectacular cliffs, with their nesting seabirds. The great views will be enjoyed at our cliff top lunch stop before we drop down to shore level at Rascarrel Bay.

The route then heads inland and through woodland to pick up a track past Loch Mackie before following farm tracks back to Balcary Bay.


Note: The start and end time of this walk has changed from when it was originally published on the website - now registration at 10:30am with departure at 11am and return around 5.15pm.


Starting Location

End Location

Register from 10:30
Depart at 11:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 819 496
End at NX 821 496
Return travel time 60 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 4-3: The Geology of Balcary Cliffs