Walk 2-2: Fell O'Fleet

This route explores some wild areas in the heart of Galloway, but also links two striking man made features – Clatteringshaws Dam and the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct.


Starting below the impressive Clatteringshaws dam, the route initially follows the forest road between Cairnsmore of Fleet and Cairnsmore of Dee before climbing over rough ground to the Fell of Fleet at the head of the River Fleet.

The route then passes Loch Fleet and crosses further fells to join the forest road, which leads to the imposing Big Water of Fleet Viaduct. With the dramatic Clints of Dromore above, it is a short step to Scottish Natural Heritage’s Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve visitor centre, where we will meet our transport home.

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End Location

Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 544 750
End at NX 544 637
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 15:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-2: Fell O'Fleet