This route takes in three of the peaks of the Kirkmabreck Parish (Cambret, Larg and Knockeans), with a day exploring the area inland from the coastal village of Creetown.
Starting near the summit of Cambret, best known for its TV and telecoms masts, panoramic views of Wigtown Bay, the Galloway Hills and our route for today can be enjoyed.
The route then drops down through the open rough grazing of Cambret and Bagbie Farms before turning north and following an old track to Kirkmabreck old church yard. From there is a short walk to the impressive Kirkmabreck Quarries – from where granite was once shipped round the world.
We then climb to the summit of Larg Hill, offering our first glimpse of Creetown. From here we cross over our third summit, Knockeans, and then drop down to the Corse of Slakes Road. A short walk along this quiet road brings us to the Balloch Wood ponds, where we head into the woodland and follow the paths down to Creetown and the opportunity for a welcome refreshment at the Gem Rock Museum café.
|Travel time||30 minutes|
|Start from||NX 527 584|
|End at||NX 477 591|
|Return travel time||15 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 2-3: Kirkmabreck Trio