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Walking in Dumfries & Galloway

If you are looking for an opportunity to explore the great outdoors on foot then Dumfries and Galloway has a whole host of opportunities waiting for you
With its beautiful coastline, stunning hills, forests and characteristic towns and villages, walking here is certainly not boring

From coastal to woodlands and hills, the area is rich in wonderful walks to suit all abilities.

So if it's a walking holiday you want, what are you waiting for?
Get your Boots on it's time to explore South West Scotland's great outdoors

Lets Go Dumfries & Galloway will showcase a select few walking routes covering various parts of the region, and expert guides that can show you the true beauty there is here, for all to enjoy!!

Coastal Walks.
There's nothing like a stroll around the coastline, to invigorate and revitalise you. We are very fortunate to have some stunning coast to explore, from the Beaches of Colvend Coast, to the Rhins of Galloway, exploring the rockpools, beaches, coastal paths and coves as you go.
Explore Woodlands and Forests
Dumfries and Galloway has a fantastic array of woodlands and forests to explore, with 1000s of miles of pathways, there is something for everyone. Carstramont Wood is famous for its bluebells in the springtime, and Galloway Forest Park is a must to visit and explore.
Climb a Hill
We boast some great hills in South West Scotland, get your walking boots on for the ascent of Criffel, at 1686ft, boasting stunning views. If you want to exert yourself, you could try the Merrick, it is the highest mountain in the Galloway Forest Park with a summit of 2766ft.
Walk the Southern Upland Way
Running from Portpatrick in the West of our region, and ending in Cockburnspath. It is Britains first coast to coast footpath, spanning 212miles (340km). It provides some challenges for the experienced walker, whilst some of the sorter stretches are suitable for families to enjoy.
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