This strenuous route takes us to some of the wildest and highest countryside featured along the route of the Southern Upland Way. The Striding Arch, a sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy on the summit of Benbrack is a highlight, and indeed the high point of this walk.
We join the Southern Upland Way at St John’s Town of Dalry and head north east.
We follow in the footsteps of our forefathers along this remote old trading route which is steeped in Covenanting history.
From the Striding Arch sculpture on the summit of Benbrack, weather permitting, we should be able to see another two identical arches on nearby hills in Dumfriesshire.
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 619 811|
|End at||NX 662 994|
|Return travel time||60 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 5-1: Striding over Benbrack