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Dumfries and Galloway

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 Bay Leaflet (PDF, 6MB)- walks in the Kirkcudbright Bay area including St Mary’s Isle Walk, Senwick Shore Walk,and Torrs Point 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:

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