Walk 6-4: Supper walk: The Paddy Line to Castle Cary

This is the easier of the two supper walk routes we are offering combining a great walk with an evening meal at the Laird’s Inn, Creetown (supper not included in price). This route is for those who like a more leisurely pace, without hills, but still with fine view


This walk follows the route of the old Paddy Line, the railway which ran from Dumfries to the port of Stranraer, and the ferries to Northern Ireland. This section has been converted into a cycling and walking path and as such is largely flat with a tarred surface for much of the route..

We start by entering a wooded area, through a series of cuttings with springtime flowers, before opening out to give lovely views across the Cree estuary and the peninsular beyond to the Isle of Whithorn. 

The route then leaves the railway line and cuts across the old military road and through fields below Barholm Farm to reach the village of Creetown. From there we head for Castle Cary and supper at the Lairds Inn.

We’ll advise you of the menu choices closer to the time, but here is the type of menu which the venue offers.

After our meal, our bus will then transport us back to Newton Stewart after the meal, arriving back around 8pm.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 13:00
Depart at 13:30
Travel time 20 minutes
Start from NX 462 630
End at NX 475 576
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 20:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 6-4: Supper walk: The Paddy Line to Castle Cary