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Dumfries and Galloway Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Dumfries and Galloway walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

Walking in Dumfries and Galloway is dictated by the geography of the area. The coast. Including along the Solway Firth, offers a variety of scenic walks. The hills, including Merrick, White Coomb and Hart Fell, offer excellent and sometimes challenging routes. All walks are free to print and download. All routes include GPS files.

2658The Machars Peninsula - St Ninian's Caveeasy2.00
3316Rockcliffe to Kippfordeasy3.00
3290Rockcliffe to Sandyhillseasy/mod5.00
2045★☩Capel Fell via Sailfoot Law & Broken Back Hillmoderate5.80
1718Mull of Galloway circular easy6.00
2068Maxwell's Otter and Monreith Beacheasy6.00
2004Calfield Rig & Mid Hill from Langholmeasy/mod6.70
2035★☩Hart Fell via Hartfell Spamoderate7.20
2006★☩Grey Mare's Tail & White Coombmod/hard7.20
2623★☩Merrick from Glen Troolmod/hard8.00
2280★☩Hart Fell & Whitehope Heights from Annan Watermoderate8.40
2008★☩Hart Fell via Saddle Yoke & the Black Hope Horseshoemod/hard8.50
2050★☩The Crown of Scotlandmoderate9.00
2268★☩Annandale Way from Devil's Beef Tubmoderate9.00

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Dumfries and Galloway.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
3612★☩Ettrick Hills HorseshoeScottish Borders

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Dumfries and Galloway Guide

Dumfries and Galloway is located in south-west Scotland and shares a short border with England. The area has a lengthy coastline including along the Solway Firth. Inland there are ranges of hills including Merrick the highest hill rising to 843 metres above sea level. Long distance footpaths include the Southern Upland Way.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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