This walk follows the Southern upland Way from the moors above New Luce to the manicured gardens of Castle Kennedy.
The route starts by crossing the Water of Luce on a specially built foot bridge and skirts the edge of Glenwhan Forest before starting to drop down towards Castle Kennedy.
Along the way there are many signs of earlier occupation including the Caves of Kilhern and several other ancient sites as well as fine views towards Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway.
Passing the deserted farm of Clenrie, the route takes us through the woods of the Earl of Stair’s estate and on toward the formal gardens and tea room.
|Travel time||45 minutes|
|Start from||NX 191 650|
|End at||NX 112 608|
|Return travel time||30 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 7-1: Southern Upland Way: The Luce to Castle Kennedy