Kames - Tibbie's Brig - Coach Road - Sanquhar Brig - Kames

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This partly circular walk features two ancient bridges, at least one unexpected and truly magnificent view, (photo on the right). There is an old coach road and the route over the desolate moors along an often invisible footpath sometimes quite hard to find despite it being a popular route. The route than continues along an ancient Stage Coach road. The walk ends at the point where it passes through Garpel Water at an old ford. You then return much the same way, but this time passes the cairn in memory of Tom McCadam who used to live here and experiment with road surfaces. The moorland part of the route makes for difficult walking.

The walk is therefore best suited for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. It is also excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be boots due to the rough and occasionally boggy moorland, but there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. There are no refreshments, toilets or picnic tables but you will find occasional bench seats and other resting places. You may find a compass useful.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Public Transport, River, Wildlife