Balcary Bay - Loch Mackie - Rascarrel Bay - Balcary Bay

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Balcary Bay - Loch Mackie - Rascarrel Bay - Balcary Bay

Balcary is south-east of Auchencairn, in the old Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. There is stunning coastal scenery on this superb short walk, though care must be exercised on the climactic final lap around Balcary Point.

Park in the public car park and take the Airds of Balcary footpath, with views of Screel Hill and Bengairn, to reach Loch Mackie. Here make for Rascarrel Bay and walk the foreshore, then climb to Adam's Chair. Next you must decide whether to take the footpath inland back to the car park, or opt for the narrow path atop sheer cliffs around Balcary Point with spectacular coastal views.

For local weather forecasts and other relevant information and services go to www.gallowaymrt.org.uk for Galloway Mountain Rescue's excellent website.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Solway Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland