Walk 1-3: War Memories: Baldoon to Wigtown

This is an easy walk along flat tracks around the coast and explores the old airfield at Baldoon


We start at South Balfern and walk north around Wigtown Bay. There are panoramic views here of the flat fields around the bay, across to the town of Wigtown on the hill top. Across the estuary to the east there are views up to the hills of Cairnsmore and Cambret.

We then cross the old airfield at Baldoon, where American servicemen were based during the war. The remains of the accommodation huts are still visible as well as the runways and concrete roads.

After Bladnoch and the new distillery we cross to the old railway line and follow it around to Wigtown harbour where there are more sea views and lots of wildlife. We finish up in one of the coffee shops in Wigtown before joining our transport back to Newton Stewart.

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Theme Cafe
Register from 11:30
Depart at 12:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 437 501
End at NX 434 554
Return travel time 15 minutes
Return by 17:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 1-3: War Memories: Baldoon to Wigtown