Strenuous Walks


Walk 1-2 - Millfore
Friday 8th May 2020

This route across Millfore explores the Minnigaff Hills – an often overlooked area when visiting Galloway, which is unfortunate as they offer a different experience where wilderness and solitude are key features.

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Ascent

Walk 2-3 - The Drover's Road
Saturday 9th May 2020

This route follows in the footsteps of our ancestors who took their animals annually to the market in Ayr, so is an area rich in history.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-1 - Mochrum Fell and Barwhillanty
Sunday 10th May 2020

This route explores an area completely new for WalkFest and provides an exciting linear route encompassing a variety of different landscapes including open fields, lochside, standing and clear-felled forest and open moorland.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 3-4 - The Merrick
Sunday 10th May 2020

** SORRY - THIS WALK IS FULLY BOOKED ** No Walkfest would be complete without at least one ascent of the highest top in the South of Scotland, the Merrick. This route has the Merrick as the only summit, and from its location, the panoramic views are unsurpassed.

Distance
Grade
Ascent

Walk 5-1 - Cairnsmore of Carsphairn and ‘Blue Peter’ Spitfire crash site
Tuesday 12th May 2020

** SORRY - THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** This route explores the highest of the Galloway Cairnsmores, and a Corbett to boot, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn.

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Grade
Ascent

Walk 6-1 - Striding over Benbrack
Wednesday 13th May 2020

** SORRY- THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ** This route takes us to some of the wildest and highest countryside featured along the route of the Southern Upland Way. The Striding Arch, a sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy on the summit of Benbrack is a highlight, and indeed the high point of this walk.

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Ascent

Walk 7-2 - Cairnsmore of Fleet
Thursday 14th May 2020

Our route up Cairnsmore of Fleet this year avoids the well known tourist path in favour of a more challenging ascent and a steep descent to finish at Talnotry.

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Ascent

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