Gatehouse of Fleet - Sandgreen - Girthon - Gatehouse

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This route is labelled 'easy' because it is mainly level, with no 'rough walking' and no stiles. It is almost entirely along good woodland paths and tracks or minor roads, with an optional venture onto the beach at Sandgreen.

From the attractive little town of Gatehouse of Fleet, the walk passes through woods then parkland to Cally Palace Hotel. Passing under the A75, the route proceeds along a tree-lined track with fine views across Fleet Bay to reach the tiny resort settlement of Sandgreen. Passing along the beach, the minor road (which can be busy at times) is taken to Girthon and beyond. A footpath leads into the woods and the walk reaches Cally Gardens. Return is made along other paths through Cally Woods.

Places of refreshment abound in Gatehouse, whilst a small shop, probably seasonal, caters to the caravan community at Sandgreen.

To view the Gatehouse webcam:

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 - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/28/2020 - Jen Robertson

An unmissable walk. Taking you from the town through the woods down to the beach. Amazing bluebells in the spring.