Walk 6-2: Glenkens Villages

This exploration of the Glenkens, in the company of a leader with a wealth of local knowledge offers a real Insight into the diverse landscapes of the Glenkens – a part of Galloway with a particularly strong sense of local identity.


The route includes viewpoints with wide vistas, sections of open moor, riverside, and a spectacular woodland and streamside trail as well as features of Galloway Hydro Scheme, a ground-breaking early example of renewable energy development.  It passes through the charming St John’s Town of Dalry, a Biosphere Community and Bird Town whose bird trails would merit a return visit, and ends in the Royal Burgh of New Galloway.                

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 647 799
End at NX 634 777
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £15.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £15.00
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Walk 6-2: Glenkens Villages