This year’s WalkFest Challenge covers a route combining most of the Awfu Hand Range with the Dungeon Range and will provide a day that will last long in the memory. Only those with considerable hill experience and high levels of fitness should consider this walk.
Starting at Stinchar Bridge height is steadily gained to reach the Corbett of Shalloch on Minnoch(768 metres). Tarfessock Hill is followed by Kirriereoch and a steep descent to one of the most isolated places in the Galloways, Loch Twachtan, is followed by crossing rough ground to the north of Loch Enoch.
Leaving behind the Awfu Hand, the Dungeon Range is tackled passing the tops of Dungeon and Craignairny, the Deil's Boolin Green and finally the last top of the day Craignaw. The route to Bruce's Stone passes Lochs Neldricken and Valley to the Gairland Burn path and on to the car park where the bus will be a welcome sight.
|Travel time||60 minutes|
|Start from||NX 394 947|
|End at||NX 416 804|
|Return travel time||30 minutes|
|Price (Accompanied Child)||£11.00|
Walk 2-1: Walkfest Challenge