Walk 1-3: Walk the Line to Threave Estate

This walk, in the company of an expert guide and National Trust for Scotland Rangers, offers the chance to experience the historic route of the Kirkcudbright branch railway line and the exciting landscape restoration project underway at Threave Estate near Castle Douglas.


Setting out along the old railway track from the centre of Castle Douglas the route heads for the River Dee wetlands, woodlands, and grassland.  The Threave Estate, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, is full of wildlife and historical interest,  including an osprey viewing point, Threave Castle, the grim fortress of the Douglas family, and views of the Belted Galloway cattle which are playing  a key role in habitat management.

It finishes at the beautiful Threave Garden and the opportunity for refreshment at the visitor centre café. The walk route is all on paths and boardwalks.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 10:45
Depart at 11:15
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 763 625
End at NX 753 607
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 1-3: Walk the Line to Threave Estate