Castle Kennedy to Bargrennan

A long section which is normally broken into two with a night at New Luce.
The Way now starts to climb into less populated areas and passes through forestry as well as open moorland. The Beehive Bothy offers an alternative stop for the night or just a place to stop for a cup of tea and to sign the visitors book.As this section of the route crosses open moorland and is often some way from the nearest town a map and compass should always be taken. Certain parts of this section are impassable to horses and cyclists.

Castle Kennedy to Bargrenan map


Castle Kennedy



OS Explorer Maps

310 Glenluce and Kirkcowan
318 Galloway Forest Park North
319 Galloway Forest Park South


43 kms / 26.5 miles.

Height Range

25 - 250m

Total ascent


Information shelter

In New Luce and Bargrenan.

Leaflet box

Derry Farm NX 261735.


Small shops in Castle Kennedy, New Luce and Glentrool.

Public transport

Busses from Castle Kennedy to Stranraer, limited bus services from New Luce and Bargrenan





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