Walk 2-6: Glenkens Forest Trails

This route explores Loch Stroan, the mature conifer forests overlooking Loch Ken, and finishes in the attractive village of New Galloway.


Starting at Mossdale, we follow the old railway line for a short distance before joining forest trails to take us to the stunning and remote Loch Stroan.

From here we head north, following forestry roads.   A short deviation takes up to a lovely view point.

As we cross 'Kirsten's Bridge' over the Knocknairling Burn, and a path recently opened with support from Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, we enter mixed woodland. A steep uphill section rewards us with a viewpoint which offers a spectacular view down the length of Loch Ken.

It is then a short distance to the road and into New Galloway where there will be an opportunity for refreshments.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 09:45
Depart at 10:15
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 661 706
End at NX 634 777
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 17:00
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-6: Glenkens Forest Trails