Excellent walking routes
Some of Scotland’s least discovered but excellent walking routes lie within Dumfries and Galloway, including walking on the stunning coast, extensive forests, rugged hills, around beautiful lochs as well as some charming towns and villages. Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect place for walkers of all abilities.
The Jubilee Path is a beautiful walk that links the two picturesque villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford.
The Mull of Galloway, a windswept headland, in the south-west of the region is also a stunning and slightly more challenging walk.
The Annandale Way is a 55 mile walk which is very popular with walkers. You can enjoy the views over the River Annan, walking beside a ruined castle and over heather-clad hills.
The Southern Upland Way is officially Britain’s first coast to coast long distance footpath, covering 212 miles (340km). It starts at Portpatrick in the west and finishes at Cockburn’s Path on the eastern seaboard. It is a walk for the more experienced walker and offers some challenging walking through stunning scenery, although parts of the walk can be accessed by the less experienced walker.
With its beautiful unspoilt coastline, countryside, hills and lochs Dumfries and Galloway will ensure a wonderful walking experience for visitors to our region. Hospitality Plus Scotland are very happy to accompany visitors on guided walks or provide information to walkers.