Walk 2-6: Newton Stewart to Drannandow: Archaeology walk

This walk has been designed by and is accompanied by our local and very knowledgeable archaeologist and discovers the archeology interest around Minnigaff


Distance
Grade
Ascent
 

Starting at WalkFest reception the walk heads up through Old Minnigaff Village visiting its motte and ancient graveyard. Then,  passing Queen Mary’s Bridge it wanders out onto the open moor where there are numerous ancient sites including Garlies Castle and several ancient farming townships.

The walk goes on to climb to the Rigg of Glenmalloch, home of red deer, snipe and whaups. Chambered cairns and standing stones come into view before descending to the Wood of Cree with its evidence of our industrial past.

This is a walk full of history described enthusiastically by our archaeologist, and so will be taken at a more gentle pace.

Note: Grading is Moderate Plus, not Moderate as previously published here.

Starting Location

End Location

Theme Expert
Register from 10:30
Depart at 11:00
Travel time None
Start from NX 412 653
End at NX 385 694
Return travel time 25 minutes
Return by 17:25
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-6: Newton Stewart to Drannandow: Archaeology walk