Walk 3-7: The old railway line: Creetown to Kirroughtree

This gentle afternoon route follows the old Paddy Line, the railway between Dumfries and Stranraer which closed in 1965 as one of Dr Beeching's cuts but which has found a new lease of life as a walking and cycling path.


Starting in the village of Creetown, we appreciate the distinctive granite buildings and square for which the area is famous.

As we leave the village we cross farmland and gain some height so that lovely views over Wigtown Bay open up. Joining the route of the railway line itself, we enjoy a gentle descent through cuttings clad in blue bells while primroses grow happily in the rock faces.

The walk then leaves the line of the railway and continues on country roads, through farmland and woodland with an abundance of animals, birds and flowers along the way.

We finish at the Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, where refreshments can be enjoyed.


Starting Location

End Location

Theme Cafe
Register from 12:30
Depart at 13:00
Travel time 20 minutes
Start from NX 475 588
End at NX 451 648
Return travel time 15 minutes
Return by 17:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 3-7: The old railway line: Creetown to Kirroughtree