Sanquhar - Bogg - Brandleys - Mennock Water - Bogg - Sanquhar

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The walk climbs onto moorland to follow part of the Southern Upland Way and approach the cottages at Bogg. The scenic route proceeds along tracks and green lanes, passes through the farmyard at Brandleys, resumes along another attractive path and briefly joins the B797 road. Return is made via a farm road which crosses Mennock Water, leads up to Auchentaggart Farm, then becomes a track which traverses the moor of the same name to reach Bogg. Thereafter it is downhill on the SUW to re-enter Sanquhar.

Sanquhar is a proud wee town that does its civic bit. Everywhere are flower displays enhancing its already attractive main street, with commemorative plaques at historic landmarks (Gallows Close, Coo Wynd and Mary, Queen of Scots visit, for instance); there is a museum, a castle ruin (just off-route) and of course, Sanquhar also boasts the world's oldest working post office.

There is a pleasant lunch spot in Sanquhar if you haven't already eaten on the walk route. By the Tolbooth Museum, turn into South Lochan, then right into West Lochan and right onto Queen's Road to reach The Waird, former curling-pond, now a wildfowl refuge and a fine place to flop.

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 - Moors


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland