This route gives a taste of the wilder side of Galloway and includes a visit to the memorial of the Dragonfly air accident in 1937.
The start is at Craigdews and follows a forest road past Black Loch and Poultrybuie Hill to Munwhul where the terrain becomes more challenging.
A short descent to the valley is followed by a steep ascent to Bennan and then Darnaw, with the memorial cairn a few hundred metres north easterly. The views over Clatteringshaws towards Cairnsmore of Dee are worth a coffee stop to take it all in. The descent is over Low Craignell to the road round the edge of Clatteringshaws and the pick up on the Queen's Way.