Start Point: New Galloway car park, signposted as you approach village on A712.
Distance: 3 miles
Description: This is a field walk with one steep hill, crossing privately owned land so use is subject to the Scottish Access Code.
If you accessed the fields from the lane, at the flood bank turn left and proceed along the bank with the river on your right to Ken Bridge. Take a pathway beneath the bridge or use the road crossing on your left and follow the flood bank to a gateway at the end into the field.
PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND THE KIRK AT LAMBING TIME (GENERALLY FEB-APR)
Cross the field bearing slightly right to the front of the farmhouse and proceed through field gate. Go straight across the field and downhill to the lower gateway into the next field. Go diagonally down across this field to an entry crossing a fenced off burn. Ascend diagonally to a gate in the wall near the corner of the field. In the next field, bear left and the next gate is unsighted until you are over hill. See some old curling ponds on the right before turning left into a lane leading to Newton Stewart road.
Please ensure you leave gates open or securely closed as you find them.
DO NOT WALK THE SECOND PART AFTER THE CHURCHYARD AT LAMBING TIME.
Check for cattle if you are afraid of them and especially if you have dogs with you.
REMEMBER that you are walking on private property under the terms of the Scottish Access Code which permits access subject to you not invading the owner’s privacy or impairing their livelihood.