08 August 2022.

Dumfries, Walking & Hiking

Between the various hill ranges, the 200 miles (322 kilometres) of coastline and the numerous forest parks there is an abundance of hiking opportunities throughout Dumfries and Galloway. Wherever it is you decide to pitch up whether it be Dumfries town itself or one of the many other villages or towns throughout the region you can be assured that a leisurely stroll or invigorating yomp are never far away.

The region is particularly well known for the famous Southern Upland Way which cuts right through the centre taking in several places of interest along its’ course. Starting at Port Patrick in the far west the Southern Upland Way traverses the Dumfries and Galloway region before continuing its journey through the Scottish Borders just after passing through the town of Moffat. The journey ends 212 miles (341 kilometres) away in Cockburnspath on the East Lothian coast not far from Edinburgh.

The coastline is also popular for its diverse range of scenery from serene sandy beaches to rugged cliffs and outcrops that plunge directly into the sea. Being easily accessible, areas of the coast prove a great place to take kids who will find much adventure exploring rock pools for wildlife and playing on the sandy beaches. Beware of the tides in this region which are known to travel quickly. It is worth checking the daily tidal reports before you set out.

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