Walk 2-6: Knockfell

A route through the moors of the north Machars towards the coast, including a climb of one of the area’s most distinctive peaks, Knockfell.


Starting on the busy A75, we quickly leave the traffic behind and head south into the peaceful moors of the northern Machars.

Passing several drumlin hills and shallow lochs typical of the post glacial landscape, the track enters a small forest. 

Emerging from the forest the steep peak of Knockfell fills the horizon.

A short climb to the top opens a vista rolling out across the county as there are lovely views in all directions. The Galloway Hills fill the eastern horizon and to the south and west are Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway.

The route then descends the hill and follows a series of old tracks to finish on the shore at Auchenmalg with its welcoming inn.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 10:15
Depart at 10:45
Travel time 15 minutes
Start from NX 251 592
End at NX 236 518
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-6: Knockfell