This route climbs one of Galloway's best known hills as well as giving lovely panoramic views.
Starting from Bardrochwood, a forest road leads to Mill Burn where a path goes through the forest to cross a deer fence. From here a rough, steep climb towards Eastman’s Cairn leads to the top of Cairnsmore from where there are arguably the finest views of the entire Galloway ranges plus the bonus of views much further afield. The route goes along the plateau to the South Top with a straightforward descent towards Knocktim and the backdrop of the Cree Estuary always in the eye. The conclusion is on tracks that lead to the finish at Graddoch Bridge.
|Travel time||15 minutes|
|Start from||NX 461 650|
|End at||NX 462 630|
|Return travel time||20 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 2-5: Cairnsmore of Fleet: The Mill Burn Route