This low-level walk features the varied landscape north of the pretty village of Kirkcowan and is new territory for Walkfest.
Starting at Shennanton, the route follows the Old Military Road across moors and fields to Halfway House where it crosses into the pleasant wooded policies of Craiglaw House. A quiet country road then leads to the River Tarff at Barnearnie.
The final section into Kirkcowan follows the river before climbing to a viewpoint at Knockbreck above the village church before descending down to the village for a refreshment. The gradient is easy but parts of the route may be wet underfoot and there is a stream crossing.