Walk 7-3: Napper's Cottage

This walk skirts the Minnigaff Hills and with limited climbing it enables walkers to appreciate the rugged grandeur that is so much a feature of the Galloway Hills without climbing to the summits.


Starting at Glenshalloch where white deer are regularly seen the entire walk is on forest or farm roads and it is worthwhile stopping regularly to look behind as the views are constantly changing as height is gained. Unique views of the Larg, Lamachan and Curleywee can be appreciated.

A recent road links forest to moorland and the gentle descent is on farm tracks and goes through an area full of historical interest and wildlife. It passes, amongst other places, Napper’s Cottage and the Thieves Standing Stones ultimately coming out at Drannandow on the Wood of Cree road.

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Register from 12:15
Depart at 12:45
Travel time 20 minutes
Start from NX 440 694
End at NX 3850 697
Return travel time 20 minutes
Return by 17:25
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 7-3: Napper's Cottage