Around Sanquhar

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Sanquhar – Crawick - Sodgers' Pool and Holm Woods – The Waird – Euchan Glen – Kemp's Castle - Sanquhar Castle

You choose a fine, clear day and I'll show you a very attractive, varied walk!

This figure-of-eight route is centred upon the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar in Upper Nithsdale. It explores the town, visits Holm Woods to the north and Euchan Glen to the south and also uses parts of the Southern Upland Way. There are no great inclines and no stiles – just a few steps to negotiate. The town boasts the world's oldest working post office, dating from 1712. The final leg of the walk tours the town and offers a chance to visit the museum and castle, whose distinguished previous visitors include Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Edwards I and II, Mary Queen of Scots and James VI!

The Crawick Multiverse, 'a world-class artland', opened in 2015. The project is the result of collaboration between the Duke of Buccleugh and the artist Charles Jenckes; see Additional Information.

Sanquhar lies on the A76 Glasgow Road and has a regular train and bus service.   

Information for Dog Owners: subject always to the normal precautions to be observed by dog-owners when walking in sheep country, this walk is considered suitable for biddable dogs.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Lowther Hills


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, Mountains, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
9/14/2012 - Brian Charlton

We did this pleasant little walk on 13/09/2012, it is a good walk for days when the weather is not suitable for the hills. We found a nice little diversion near the "Sodgers' Pool". After crossing the bridge (point 8) and when you come to the stairs on your right (point 9), if you don't take the stairs at this point but carry on over another bridge and go up river for a couple of hundred yards, you will be rewarded with several nice waterfalls on the Crawick Water. When the path starts to narrow and becomes a bit steep and slippy, just turn back to point 9 and continue the walk. PS: It was a bit wet on our walk, so we had lunch in the shelters at the railway station.