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Brighouse Bay Circular

Hidden to the south-west of Kirkudbright is one of my favourite beaches and circular walks in Dumfries & Galloway: the Brighouse Bay circular. If you follow the A75 and look for the turn for Kirkudbright you will see signs for the B727 which will take you to the pretty little village of Borgue. From here head south to ‘Brighouse Bay’. …

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Criffel via New Abbey

I’d been looking for a nice summer walk, something for a warm day that would still get me a good day out and would give nice views. A quick bit of Googling later and I discovered a little hill in Dumfries & Galloway that I’d never heard of: Criffel. Perhaps you haven’t heard of it either. The hill sits overlooking …

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A Guide to the Corbetts of the Southern Uplands

The Southern Uplands of Scotland is the southernmost geographic area of the country, it’s the section that borders England and it contains seven beautiful Corbetts that you really ought to climb. Being Corbetts, these hills all vary between 2,500ft – 2,999ft and differ greatly in the views they offer and difficulty of hike they pose. Whether you are looking to …

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Clatteringshaws Loch to the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct

One of the walks I’ve always wanted to do for the blog is visiting the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct that sits in the hills above Creetown and south of Clatteringshaws Loch in Dumfries & Galloway. Part of the now defunct Portpatrick railway that ran through Dumfries & Galloway, the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct was built in 1861 and …

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Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Cairnsmore of Carsphairn is the most northerly of the Dumfries & Galloway Corbett’s, sitting to the north-east of the little village of Carsphairn on the A713 road that links Castle Douglas and Ayr. A lovely hill that I’ve bagged before, it has been absent from the blog for far too long and has been on my to-do list since the …

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Fly Fishing Loch Valley & Loch Neldricken Above Glen Trool

Glen Trool is one of my favourite places in Dumfries & Galloway (and the south of Scotland in general), offering easy access to a wild, remote-feeling glen while being just a 20 minute drive from the bustling town of Newton Stewart. With copious free parking, walks of all difficulties and lengths and offerings of sweeping views over Loch Trool and …

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Sunset at Cairnsmore of Fleet

Cairnsmore of Fleet is a relatively small hill, with a tragic history, in Dumfries & Galloway, nestled on the coast between Creetown and Newton Stewart. Standing at 2,333ft it is classified as a ‘Graham’ (a mountain between 2,000 – 2,499ft) and, despite having climbed it before, it has always been on my re-do list for one very specific reason: To …

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The Grey Mare’s Tail & White Coomb

White Coomb is a relatively easy to climb Corbett in the east of Dumfries & Galloway in the Moffat hills (close to the wonderful Hart Fell Horse Shoe walk I have done previously). At 2, 694ft it is the third biggest Corbett in the south of Scotland and well worth doing, but perhaps not for the actual hill itself. You …

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The Merrick & The Shepherd’s Hut

I was recently invited to spend a free night in a Shepherd’s Hut in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway countryside and how could I say no? Dumfries and Galloway is one of my favourite places in Scotland and is underrated and overlooked by many in my opinion. I've posted quite a few blogs based in #DumfriesandGalloway: I love the area! …

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Millfore: A Forgotten Summit

Millfore is a hill I have walked past on multiple occasions. Each time, I have been going somewhere else and each time I have thought to myself: “I really ought to climb that one day”. I recently did bag this hill and I had such fun I decided to make a blog post on it! What Actually is Millfore? Millfore …