Walk 5-3: Kirkconnell Moor

This interesting new Stewartry route from Glengap to Ringford takes in two very different monuments and covers a variety of terrain from moor to country lane and woodland.


The route starts at the small village of Glengap and takes a leisurely pace eastwards towards the Martyrs’ Monument which occupies an atmospheric site on lonely Kirkconnell Moor and commemorates four Covenanters being murdered at this conventicle site.

We then drop down into the Tarff valley and cross Tarff Water before climbing Barstobrick Hill to reach our second monument, Nelson's, to the inventor of the hot blast furnace. THis site commands a panoramic view from the Solway to the Rhinns of Kells.

The route down to the tearoom at Ringford is via wooded paths and farm tracks.

Most of the walk is on well-defined tracks, with a short section on public road. It includes a short very steep descent from Neilson’s Monument.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme New Covenanters Cafe
Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 45 minutes
Start from NX 652 593
End at NX 688 573
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 15:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 5-3: Kirkconnell Moor