Walk 6-2: Screel and Bengairn

A lovely short walk taking in two of the Stewartry's best known hills - Screel and Bengairn - with their panoramic views of the Solway and the Galloway Hills.


The route covers a mixture of woodland and open hillside and provides views of the Solway and the Cumbrian Hills in one direction, and a completely different aspect of the Galloway Hills in the other

Starting at Screel Wood the path through the forest is followed to the Green Well and a path leads to the top of Screel Hill. Recent harvesting ensures the stage to Bengairn largely affords good views.

From Bengairn, the Solway with the Lakeland Fells provides a superb backdrop.

The descent follows paths, tracks and the road to the village of Auchencairn

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Register from 08:30
Depart at 09:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 800 547
End at NX 799 514
Return travel time 60 minutes
Return by 15:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 6-2: Screel and Bengairn