Brighouse Bay Circular

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The scenery on this walk by the Solway's rugged coast is wonderfully varied as one passes through woods, across clifftops, over fields and along footpaths, with Galloway's celebrated dry-stone walls much in evidence throughout.

From the beach car park at Brighouse Bay, the route takes a wooded path along the bay and past a holiday park, rounds the headland at Dunrod Point, strikes out across moorland and passes a golf course and SSSI along a lovely clifftop path. Then it turns inland on a path over attractive rolling farmland, with distant views of hills.

Next the route passes by a wetland area, then takes a farm track through the farmyard and onto a minor road, which drops down with views over Brighouse Bay, back to the start. Two hundred yards away is Brighouse Bay Holiday Park (01557-870267) with food shop etc.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Moor, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/28/2020 - Jen Robertson

Stunning views of the sea. The route inland at the end of the coastal path is seriously overgrown becoming nearly impassable at times requiring us to walk in a nearby field and climb a dry stone wall. Apart from this it was a lovely walk. However if the path isn't cleared it won't exist soon!