This day out explores the most southerly point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway. You will have time to explore the various attractions at the Mull.
We start with a beautiful walk along the coastal path from the little Village of Drummore towards the Mull of Galloway. Along the way there are spectacular views which extend to Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales and the Lake District coast on a clear day!
Arriving at the Mull, which is now in the community ownership of the Mull of Galloway Trust, there is time for a choice of activities.
For more information about the local birdlife, pay a visit to the RSPB visitor centre and reserve (free, donations to RSPB welcome). The area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the sea and cliffs are full of wildlife, especially seabirds which are nesting at this time of year.
At the award winning Mull of Galloway Experience (admission charges apply), you can climb the 115 steps to the top of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse, where a spectacular view from the balcony and light room will reward you for your efforts! For those keen to learn about how the lighthouse used to operate, the lighthouse exhibition in the old engine room has an extensive array of information.
For more stunning views over the cliffs, take a walk to the foghorn and viewing platform (free)
Otherwise a cup of coffee in the Gallie Craig café, an award-winning, environmentally sensitive building with its famous turf roof and spectacular glass viewing area, might be all that’s needed.
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 136 366|
|End at||NX 154 304|
|Return travel time||75 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 5-2: The Jewel of the South: Drummore to Mull of Galloway