Walk 6-2: A Cree Valley conga

This route of contrasts meanders downstream through the woods and fields of the Cree Valley to finish in Newton Stewart.


Locally known by its large name for a small place, the walk starts at Clachaneasy, between Newton Stewart and Bargrennan, and almost immediately crosses the River Cree and turns south towards the town.

Our chosen route meanders past the riverbank and climbs to the ancient oak woods of the RSPB’s Wood of Cree reserve. Drifts of wild flowers lead the walker through open woodland full of birdsong to return to the river.

The second section of the walk is quite a contrast, with newly planted native woods which takes us up to the lonesome pine with its fine views over Newton Stewart and the Crooks of Cree.

Passing the ancient Neolithic cairn and the recently excavated township of Clauchrie the track eventually passes Queen Mary’s bridge to return to Newton Stewart.

Note: The finish time on this walk is 30 minutes later than previously advertised. Now 4.30pm.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 09:00
Depart at 09:30
Travel time 20 minutes
Start from NX 352 752
End at NX 410 652
Return travel time None
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 6-2: A Cree Valley conga