Walk 3-6: Cairnharrow's Neolithic past

Despite being quite short, this route includes rough ground and a steep climb up Cairnharrow but you are rewarded with some fascinating history and some great views.


The route starts at the junction of the Corse of Slakes road and Cambret Hill, a well known site due to its transmission towers and dishes.

Once reaching the summit of Cambret we drop down into the valley below to explore  various prehistoric remains including a cup and ring marked stone, burial cairn and stone circle.

A steep 230 metres ascent culminates in the top of  Cairnharrow where lunch will be taken and a chance to appreciate the views over the Solway and Cree Estuary.

The route carries on southerly over Barholm Hill and Ben John with a descent to the finish at Laggan Outdoor Centre where refreshments are available.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 10:30
Depart at 11:00
Travel time 40 minutes
Start from NX 527 584
End at NX 546 530
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 15:45
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-6: Cairnharrow's Neolithic past