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Annan to Brydekirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
distance 10.05km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

This dog-Friendly circular walk goes from Annan to Brydekirk following the river Annan.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.96km Vertical gain +507m Vertical drop -515m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

This circular walk will bring you to visit Minehead. Then, go up to reach Coran of Portmark offering amazing views over Loch Doon Below on a clear day and come back via Black Craig.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 13.91km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -4m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

A level coastal walk with long vistas, lonely beaches and a choice of lengths starting at RSPB Mersehead... This is a lovely walk at all times of year, but it is particularly interesting in winter when the migrant birds gather in their thousands at Mersehead RSPB Nature Reserve.

Walking Balcary Cliffs walk ( Download : )
Professional from the tourism industry
distance 5.45km Vertical gain +78m Vertical drop -73m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The loop from Balcary Bay, along the cliffs to Rascarrel beach is a beautiful walk. An exhilarating cliff top walk with far reaching views. There are three route options so you can choose a walk of different lengths. Or, if you don't like heights, you can miss out the cliff section altogether - but then you would miss the section with the best views.

Walking The Merrick ( Download : )
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The Merrick
distance 13.39km Vertical gain +913m Vertical drop -913m Durée 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The hike up to the top of the Merrick (843 m / 2765 ft) is a wonderful day out on varied and interesting terrain with lovely views for almost the entire way.

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Grey Mares Tail Waterfall, Moffat
distance 4.53km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -295m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

A hike up past the spectacular Gray Mare's Tail waterfall to the remote and tranquil Loch Skeen

Walker
distance 10.18km Vertical gain +220m Vertical drop -224m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dumfries and Galloway

The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. This walk follows the coastline for part of the route before heading inland to cross the peninsula. Today it is a nature reserve managed by the RSPB and you can see a wide variety of birdlife in season.