Around New Luce

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A bracing moorland walk on a section of the Southern Upland Way which will appeal to naturalists and archaeologists alike: marsh cinquefoil and sundew, bog asphodel and orchids flower in season; hen harrier, buzzard, raven, curlew and wheatear may all be seen. Abundant evidence of human habitation over five thousand years is found on this walk, from a Neolithic chambered cairn, via the mediaeval settlement of Fauldinchie and Bronze Age burnt mounds, to a remote farm abandoned in the 1960s. All this plus fine, far-reaching views and the prospect of a cuppa or a pint on your return to the charming village of New Luce.

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Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland