Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland is blessed with a huge range of walks to enjoy during your stay at one of our self catering cottages – from the spectacular garden and woodland walks at the gardens of Dunskey and Castle Kennedy to those along the coast and upland ones in the Galloway hills.

Galloway Forest Park

The Galloway Forest Park offers three visitor centres close to Newton Stewart from where walkers can explore – Kirroughtree, Clatteringshaws and Glentrool. For the ambitious, head for the hills and tackle the Merrick – the south of Scotland’s highest peak. Alternatively, there are any number of clearly marked tracks of varying lengths that take you through spectacular Galloway scenery through woodlands, across moorland and by scenic lochs.

Southern Upland Way

The Southern Upland Way starts dramatically on the cliff tops at Portpatrick – which leads all the way from the west coast to Cockburnspath, just south of Edinburgh, on the east coast – some 212 miles.

Ayrshire Coastal Path

The recently established Ayrshire Coastal Path from Skelmorlie to the north to Glenapp in the south.  Covering 100 miles of south West Scotland, it offers dramatic coast views and is teeming with wildlife. At Glenapp it joins into the Lochryan Coastal Path, which in turn leads onto Stranraer and Portpatrick, connecting to the Southern Upland Way.

There are also a number of pretty walking tracks around the Corsewall Estate for guests to enjoy.