Walk 7-3: Rocks and Mines

This route will explore the geology and mining heritage of the area with our geology expert.


Accompanied by geologist Tim Stephenson of Creetown Gem Rock Museum, the route starts at Talnotry. We follow the Palnure Burn and Bargaly Glen, stopping off at areas of geological interest along with way. We then climb up into the woodlands around Kirroughtree and visit the Bruntis Lochs before spending time exploring the old lead mining sites around Blackcraig. Most of the route is on tracks and forest paths. We will have plenty of time to stop and discuss what we are seeing along the way.

Note: This route has changed slightly, from orignally advertised, but the length, grading and topic area is unchanged.  It now has much in common with route 4-3 The Papa Ha Trail, so we would recommend you don't book both this walk and walk 4-3.

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Register from 09:00
Depart at 09:30
Travel time 20 minutes
Start from NX 490 720
End at NX 434 649
Return travel time 10 minutes
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 7-3: Rocks and Mines