Strenuous Walks


Walk 1-1 - Cairnsmore of Fleet
Friday 5th May 2017

Walkfest 2017 starts and finishes with "Newton Stewart's Hill" - Cairnsmore of Fleet.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 2-2 - Rig O' the Jarkness
Saturday 6th May 2017

This popular route will suit those who want to experience wild Galloway, but without the need to walk long distances or climb large ascents. ** Walk fully booked **

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 2-3 - A Tale of Two Villages: Barrhill to Barr
Saturday 6th May 2017

This walk starts in the South Ayrshire village of Barrhill and climbs up the valley to the east through fields and woods until it joins the old route to Barr village.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-1 - Secret South Ayrshire: Lendalfoot to Ballantrae
Sunday 7th May 2017

This route starts at the memorial to the Russian Cruiser, Varyag with its intriguing history, and then follows the coast to the village of Lendalfoot.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-2 - Shalloch on Minnoch
Sunday 7th May 2017

This walk in the northern Awfu Hand range includes a Corbett and a couple of Donalds in an area of outstanding natural beauty. ** Walk cancelled **

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 4-2 - The Merrick
Monday 8th May 2017

No Walkfest could take place without one ascent of the highest point in southern Scotland. ** Walk fully booked **

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 5-1 - The Clachan of Dalry
Tuesday 9th May 2017

This route explores the attractive Glenkens landscape around St. John's Town of Dalry.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 6-3 - Clints of Dromore
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Cairnsmore of Fleet is a National Nature Reserve managed by Scottish National Heritage and this walk crosses it from our start point at Dromore, where there is a visitor centre.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 7-2 - Cairnsmore of Fleet: Both Tops
Thursday 11th May 2017

WalkFest 2017 starts with a climb of Cairnsmore of Fleet and finishes with the same high point, but the routes are quite different and as each highlights different aspects of this area, it is worth doing both for the comparison. Arguably this route is the more demanding.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

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