Tag Archives: Hiking

Raider’s Road

The Galloway Forest Park has a couple of forest roads that are open to cars in the summer months. We took a trip along the “Raider’s Road” in September. It goes for about 10 miles from near Mossdale/Loch Ken through more »

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Feb 2016

One of our Wednesday morning walks was along the coast road from Auchencairn to Balcary Bay. It gave us a good view of Hestan Island and the posts that used to support fishing nets. The coastline at the far right more »

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Kirroughtree

A few pictures from a visit to Kirroughtree Forest Park, near Newton Stewart, where there is a good selection of forest trails for walking and mountain biking. This bridge carries the mountain bike trail over the walking trail as they more »

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Autumn Scenes

A few pictures from walks around Craig Cottage over the last month or so. The stormy Autumn weather has dumped plenty of rain on us but we’ve also had some very impressive sunsets and cloud formations. Here are a few more »

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Cairnsmore of Fleet

A few pictures from a recent walk up one of our local hills, Cairnsmore of Fleet. It’s the most southerly 2000+ ft hill/mountain in Scotland and gives magnificent views over the Solway Firth and surrounding countryside. The walk starts from more »

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Happy Birthday, Gabrielle!

Today was Gabrielle’s birthday and we went for one of our favourite local hikes around the coast to Brighouse Bay. Here’s the birthday girl and her dog on the coastal path. Betty enjoyed splashing around in the sea and stayed more »

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October Sunshine

September and October have been the best weather months of this year. September was mostly warmer than July and August and the sunshine has continued on into October along with generally light winds. Here’s Gabrielle under cloudless skies out around more »

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Cute Cottage

Were on a walk from Minigaff, near Newton Stewart when we came across this cute little cottage, way up a track into the hills. It is called Glenmalloch Lodge and was originally built around 1830 by the Countess of Galloway more »

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Bluebells and Garlic in Senwick Woods

We had a walk through Senwick Woods near Kirkcudbright while the bluebells and wild garlic were putting on a show. Here’s Gabrielle on the path with the bluebells on the high ground and the garlic in the low areas around more »

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Wednesday Walks

Every Wednesday morning at 10 o’ clock a group of walkers sets off from Kirkcudbright car park for a walk in the local area. There is a mini-bus for transport which enables us to visit a number of interesting and more »

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