** SORRY - THIS WALK IS FULLY BOOKED ** This is a new route to Walkfest, taking in parts of South Ayrshire and Wigtownshire with the top of Beneraid right on the border. It is a remote and rarely visited top but at 439 metres it is worth the effort.
Much of the route explores the wild moors of Wigtownshire.
The start is on the A77 road 3 miles south of Ballantrae village from where we follow a track to Auchencrosh Hill and onwards to Smyrton Hill. From here we pick up a track leading to Beneraird, to enjoy views of Ailsa Craig and the Galloway Hills.
The route then heads due south through Lagafater, past hut circles to finish at Glenwhilly on the Stranraer to Ayr railway line.
Note: The return to Newton Stewart time (now 17:00) is an hour later than previously advertised.