The Mull of Galloway Trail North to South: Part Two

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The 24-mile Mull of Galloway Trail, created in 2012 by the Rotary Club of Stranraer, links to the Loch Ryan and Ayrshire Coastal Paths. The twelve-mile stretch from Stranraer to Chapel Rossan Bay, Ardwell, is described in Walk 6717. Walk 6718 continues from Chapel Rossan Bay and proceeds south to The Mull of Galloway, Scotland's southernmost point. There are nine waymarker-posts and fourteen information boards along the whole length of the Trail, most mentioned in the text.

Don't let the Trail's modest height gain deceive you. 6718 is fairly strenuous and traverses a variety of terrains, some difficult underfoot. You will pass through fields and woods, walk along sandy or stony foreshores, follow cliff-top paths on the seaward side of fences and occasionally, have to negotiate rampant vegetation which has all but obliterated your path! This is definitely not a walk for children, or for dogs. In fact, it is quite a challenging test for the fit, the determined and the resilient. The Trail's attractions include its superb sea views, its secluded bays and the chance to spot wildlife such as otters, seals and seabirds, also maybe whale or basking-shark at The Mull, all interspersed with lovely bluebell woods and views over farmland and moor.

We anticipate that walkers will opt to tackle the complete Trail over two or three days, which is what we would recommend for their 'health and safety'. There is hotel accommodation en route at Sandhead and Drummore, listed under Additional Information, plus a few bed-and-breakfast establishments.

The 407 bus runs between Stranraer and Drummore, Mondays to Saturdays. The chief drawback of the Mull of Galloway Trail is that there is at present no public transport south of Drummore. This means that intending walkers must either place a vehicle at The Mull, thumb a lift to Drummore or be prepared to walk back there to catch the bus. Walk 7001 covers this stretch of the Trail going north.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland