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Maxwell's Otter and Monreith Beach
Introduction to Walk 2068

Photo from the walk - Maxwell's Otter and Monreith Beach

County/Area - Dumfries and Galloway

Author - Eric Lucas

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy

This walk includes a section of the Dumfries & Galloway coast together with a visit to the Otter Memorial to Gavin Maxwell who wrote Ring of Bright Water. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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