Walk 7-1: Southern Upland Way: The Luce to Castle Kennedy

This walk follows the Southern upland Way from the moors above New Luce to the manicured gardens of Castle Kennedy.


Distance
Grade
Ascent
 

The route starts by crossing the Water of Luce on a specially built foot bridge and skirts the edge of Glenwhan Forest before starting to drop down towards Castle Kennedy.

Along the way there are many signs of earlier occupation including the Caves of Kilhern and several other ancient sites as well as fine views towards Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway.

Passing the deserted farm of Clenrie, the route takes us through the woods of the Earl of Stair’s estate and on toward the formal gardens and tea room.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 07:15
Depart at 07:45
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 191 650
End at NX 112 608
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 14:45
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
Book Online

Walk 7-1: Southern Upland Way: The Luce to Castle Kennedy