Walk 2-5: Solway Smugglers: Gull Craig to Brighouse

This is a captivating coastal walk along the shore of the Solway with its history of smuggling, shipwrecks, murder and mystery.


The route starts on the banks of the River Dee at the picnic site at Gull Craig and leads to a woodland walk through Senwick Wood passing places with evocative names; Frenchman’s Rock, Shaw Hole and Gallant Buoys.

It then goes round sandy Ross Bay and follows the Ross peninsula with a prime view of Ross Island, the scene of a brutal murder in 1960, continuing past the Mull of Ross to the finish at Brighouse Bay.

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Theme Coastal
Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 655 484
End at NX 638 457
Return travel time 60 minutes
Return by 16:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-5: Solway Smugglers: Gull Craig to Brighouse