Walk 5-4: Supper walk: The Paddy Line to Castle Cary

This is the easier of the two supper walk routes we are offering (the other being walk 5-3), 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 views.


The route follows the route of the old Paddy Line, the railway which ran from Dumfries to the port of Stranraer. As such it is a largely flat route.

Starting at the Cairnsmore Viaduct, we head towards Creetown. On a clear afternoon there are lovely views across the Cree estuary and the peninsular beyond to the Isle of Whithorn.  It then cuts across the old military road and through fields below Barholm Farm

On reaching the edge of the village of Creetown we head for Castly Cary and supper at the Lairds Inn.


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 5-4: Supper walk: The Paddy Line to Castle Cary