Dumfries and Galloway is an ideal destination for a walking holiday with so many of our walks suitable for all of the family. Come and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of south west Scotland.
Free Walk Leaflets published by Dumfries & Galloway Council :
- Annan Walking Booklet (PDF, 3MB) - walks in the Annandale area including Barnkirk Point, River Annan, Hoddom Castle and Farm Walks, Saint Kentigern's Churchyard, and Kelhead Water.
- Castle Douglas Walking Booklet (PDF, 1.5MB) - walks in the Castle Douglas area including Carlingwark Circular, Screel Hill, Doach Wood, Threave Estate, Castle Douglas Town Trail, Bennan Viewpoint and Parton Viewpoint.
- Dalbeattie & Colvend Walking Booklet (PDF, 2.5MB) - walks in the Dalbeattie & Colvend area including Rounall Wood, Dalbeattie Forest, Dalbeattie to Colvend Trail, The Jubilee Path, The Muckle Walk, Castle Point and Rockcliffe to Sandyhills Coastal Walk.
- Dumfries Walking Booklet (PDF, 2.5MB) - walkis in the Dumfries and New Abbey area including Burns’ Walk, The Parks, Caerlaverock, Mabie, The Hills, Waterloo Monument and Criffel.
- Galloway Forest Walk Leaflets (PDF, 300kb) - walks in and around the Galloway Forest including Loch Trool Circular, Glentrool to Martyrs' Tomb, Water of Minnoch, Murray's Monument, Penninghame, and Black Water Trail.
- Gatehouse of Fleet Walking Booklet (PDF, 1.2MB) - walks in the Gatehouse of Fleet area including Trusty’s Hill and Rutherford’s Monument, Garries Wood, Cally Woods Trail, Carstramon Wood, Laghead to Lagg, Gatehouse to Sandgreen and Clints of Dromore - Inbye Walk.
- Glenkens Walk Leaflets (PDF, 500kb) - walks in the Glenkens area including New Galloway to Dalry, Mulloch Hill, Dalry to Blackwater Bridge, Manquhill Hill, Waterside Hill and Dundeugh Forest Walk.
- Kirkcudbright Walk Leaflets (PDF, 500kb) - walks in the Kirkcudbright area including Brighouse Bay, Dee Walk, Barhill Wood, Torrs Point, Buckland Glen, Balcary to Rascarrel and Red Haven.
- Machars Walk Leaflets (PDF, 245kb) - walks in the Machars including Lover's Walk, Martyrs’ Stake And Wigtown Harbour, Bladnoch River Walk, Kilsture Forest Walks, Cruggleton Castle & Galloway House Gardens, St Ninian’s Cave, Coastal Walk To Port Castle Bay, Monreith Estate, Garnets Walk, and Stairhaven Coastal Walk.
- Moffat Walking Booklet (PDF, 800kb) - walks in the Moffat area including Archbank and Frenchland, Waterside Walks, Gallow Hill, Hartfell Spa, Craigieburn Forest, Grey Mare’s Tail and Wamphray Glen.
- Newton Stewart Walk Leaflets (PDF, 350kb) - walks in Newton Stewart and area including Newton Stewart Riversid, Knockman Wood, Wood of Cree, Kirroughtree Forest Trails, Balloch Wood, and Carsluith to Kirkmabreck.
- Stranraer Walk Leaflets (PDF, 500kb) - walks in Stranraer and area including Stranraer And Loch Ryan, Wig Bay, Aldouran Glen, Portpatrick To Lighthouse, Dunskey Glen, Water Of Luce, and New Luce To Kilhern.
- Thornhill Walking Booklet (PDF, 1MB) - walks in the Thornhill area including Tynron Doon, Penpont to Keir Mill, Nithbridge Riverside Walk, Carronbridge Nithside Walk, Carron Linns, Durisdeer Well path and Drumlanrig Castle to Burnmouth.
A selection of our favourite walks in Dumfries and Galloway:
- Annandale Way
- Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve
- Loch Trool Circular Walk
- Repentance Tower near The River Annan
- The River Annan, Annan - Brydekirk - Annan
- The Striding Arches, Cairnhead near Moniaive
- Threave Estate by Castle Douglas
- The Wigtown Martyrs Walk
- Dumfries and Galloway Walks - books for sale
Health and Safety Advice:
- PLAN AHEAD!
- Stout walking boots, waterproof and windproof clothing are recommended.
- Make sure that you have plenty to eat and drink for the length of time that you will be out.
- Take a sensible approach to the weather it can be very changeable in Scotland! Check out the latest Dumfries and Galloway weather forecast with the Met Office.
- If possible ensure that someone knows when to expect you back.
- In addition, please: Leave gates as you find them - Keep dogs under close control at all times - Keep to paths across farmland - Take care on country roads - Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls - Respect farm livestock, crops and machinery - Take your litter home with you - Protect wildlife, plants and trees - Guard against risk of fire
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