Walk 2-5: Raiding the Dornells

** SORRY THIS WALK IS FULLY BOOKED. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO THE RESERVE LIST ** This lovely new route is along the tracks and lanes of an old shooting estate


This is one of our new walks for 2024, a hidden gem discovered by our leaders whilst rambling in the Glenkens. The walk starts at the church site of the grave of S.R. Crockett, a famous Scottish author writing in Lowland Scots. He wrote many local yarns of Galloway adventures including The Raiders, his best known book, an action, adventure romance set during 18th century smuggling in his native Galloway.

A short detour takes in the view of the lake and boathouse. There is a very short climb to the top of the first Dornell and then on to the second where, on a clear day, there are panoramic views over the Glenkens.  Lunch with a view can be taken here and then by tracks and lanes it is back to the church and the bus home.

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Register from 09:00
Depart at 09:30
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 722 662
End at NX 722 662
Return travel time 60 minutes
Return by 15:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-5: Raiding the Dornells