WALKING – in Dumfries and Galloway

Whether you are partial to a spot of hill climbing, or prefer leisurely strolls along the coast – there really is something for everyone here in Dumfries and Galloway!


Where better to come if you want to get away from it all, miles and miles of unspoiled country trails and routes to explore – from relaxing coastal and forest walks to the more demanding way marked hill climbs.

The Southern Upland Way is close to Knowehead, it is Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance footpath. It runs 214 miles (344 km) from Portpatrick on the south west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard. It offers superb and varied walking country, still undiscovered by many enthusiasts.

Main photo credit:
Copyright Leeming + Paterson Photography

Useful links

The Southern Upland Way
Galloway Forest Park
D&G Online
Walking Britain


St John's Town Dalry
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway