Moderate Plus Walks


Walk 1-1 - Bennan
Friday 8th May 2020

This is a new walk over farmland and moor with few paths, and it will give a good stretch of the legs at the beginning of Walkfest.The two tops of Bennan and Fell of Eschoncan provide views of many of the tops to be tackled later in the week.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 2-2 - Fell O'Fleet
Saturday 9th May 2020

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.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 2-5 - Waterfalls and Bluebells: The Fleet Valley
Saturday 9th May 2020

This is a lovely walk through the lower Fleet Valley National Scenic Area, with its spectacular views over Fleet Bay, finishing in the attractive town of Gatehouse of Fleet.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 2-6 - Wood of Cree and Loch Middle
Saturday 9th May 2020

This route, which featured in a night walk a couple of years ago, passes through the RSPB’s Wood of Cree reserve, and onto the higher ground behind uses forest roads, making it easy walking, and giving us frequent opportunities to appreciate the constantly changing aspects and views.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-2 - Rhins Coastal Path: Part 2
Sunday 10th May 2020

Part two of our exploration of the Rhins Coastal Path walk starts off where walk 2-4 ended near Corsewall Lighthouse. It is a delightful walk around the northern tip of the Rhins peninsula and provides continuous sea views out to sea, including the North Channel, Clyde Estuary and the hills beyond.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-3 - Crossing the Border
Sunday 10th May 2020

This route along the eastern side of Loch Ryan is steeped in history, and provides some great views of the busy ferry port below.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 4-2 - A Cree Valley Conga
Monday 11th May 2020

This route of contrasts meanders downstream through the woods and fields of the Cree Valley to finish in Newton Stewart.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 5-2 - The Waters of Fleet
Tuesday 12th May 2020

This route gives us the chance to discover some of Galloway’s diverse wildlife and enjoy the spectacle of the bluebell carpeted oak woods before heading up the valley of the Little Water of Fleet and over the Doon of Culreoch with fine views below.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 6-3 - A Tale of Two Rivers
Wednesday 13th May 2020

This route explores the watery, forested and remote areas around the border between Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 7-1 - Beneraird
Thursday 14th May 2020

** SORRY- THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** This is a new route to Walkfest, taking in parts of South Ayrshire and Wigtownshire with the top of Beneraid right on the border. It is a remote and rarely visited top but at 439 metres it is worth the effort.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

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