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.
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 661 706|
|End at||NX 634 777|
|Return travel time||45 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 2-6: Glenkens Forest Trails