Walking, Hill Walking and Hiking and Cycling in Dumfries and Galloway
You'll have a hard choice to make when looking for walks in Dumfries and Galloway with the assortment of choice available. Miles of craggy coastline and shores, boundless deep forests, moors, hills and mountain paths to suit all capability.
The highest of the peaks White Coomb, 2,696 feet. The Moffat Hills is in all probability one of the most prominent walking areas in Dumfries and Galloway. With the popular town of Moffat nestled among some of the most impressive hills in southern Scotland. Hartfell, which is the next highet peak in the area. The Devil's Beeftub and the Grey Mare's Tail are also popular.
There are several 'Walking Festivals' each year and each led by knowledgeable locals who not only know the trails but can bring the past to life with folktails and local lore.
At Drumlanrig Castle there are walks for all users from a short all-ability path around Druids Loch to Mount Malloch. However with a map and compass (and the ability to use it), suitable clothing and footwear, a full day's walking can be enjoyed following miles of paths that criss cross the Queensberry Estate, covering a large part of Dumfries & Galloway.
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Dumfries & Galloway is covered by 450 miles of signposted cycle routes.
There are two National Cycle Network routes in the region. National Cycle Route 7 covers 114 miles in Dumfries and Galloway, passing through Gretna Green, Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Newton Stewart.
National Cycle Route 74 runs for 44 miles and connects Route 7 to South Lanarkshire.
The National Byway is a signed network on rural lanes and roads. The Byway runs for 194 miles in Dumfries and Galloway, taking in attractive countryside, heritage sites and places of interest. This also passes through Langholm, Lockerbie, Ecclefechan, Annan, Dumfries, Moniaive, St John's Town of Dalry, Clatteringshaws and Newton Stewart, before following National Cycle Route 7.
There are also four signposted routes in the Machars peninsula in Galloway, its low-level landscape is ideal for cycling.
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We are also the closest camping park for mountain bike trails at both the Ae Forest & Drumlanrig Castle. 7 Stanes Mountain Biking