Garlieston - Cruggleton Castle - Galloway House Estate Circular

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Garlieston - Rigg Bay - Cruggleton Castle - Galloway House Estate - Garlieston

Here is a beautiful scenic walk along the Solway coast from the 'Mulberry Harbour' village of Garlieston in The Machars of Wigtownshire, offering easy walking along a wooded seashore, thence by clifftops to a castle remnant, returning to visit Galloway House Gardens and then across parkland back into Garlieston. Within the walk there is a level, shorter circuit of about four miles which excludes the clifftops section.

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

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Solway Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/30/2023 - Patricia Daw

What a fab walk! Bit muddy in places but we managed. The house is no longer open nor is the walled garden. The pub in the village and The Hive both serve food. As I'm writing we're currently awaiting tea at The Hive. It was too busy when we arrived at lunch time. Enjoyed the views and walking on the beach. 30.7.23

11/16/2016 - john stanier

Did this walk November 2016. It is a fine walk, easy to follow directions and pleased to say the castle is now open to inspect. Allow plenty of time as the beach is great and the gardens well worth an inspection JOHN STANIER

9/18/2012 - Ken Wilkie

A mixed weather day so we decided to try this walk and were blessed with the sighting of a peregrine chasing a buzzard from the cliffs, 2 dolphins, curlews a plenty and a heron. Not bad for a relatively flat walk! This walk worked well and provided a delightful range of contrasts and nice views. Well done Tony.

9/8/2010 - Paul Halsey

Good news...completed this walk on 4/09/10 and the three ladder stiles have now been replaced with shiny new easy to use metal gates! Unfortunately, the castle has been fenced off and is wrapped in scaffolding for maintenance/preservation work so unable to explore