Wells of the Rees and Laggangarn Standing Stones

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Derry Farm - Southern Upland Way - Craig Airie Fell - The Wells of the Rees - Laggangarn Standing Stones – Beehive Bothy – Derry Farm

This mainly linear walk is along a moorland section of the Southern Upland Way. It climbs Craig Airie Fell at 320m and descends again to reach The Wells of the Rees, beehive-shaped dry-stone domes, 'rees' being an old Scots word for sheepfold. Further along may be found the two remaining Standing Stones of Laggangarn, estimated to be about 5,000 years old and thought by some to have originally formed part of a stone circle. These are just two examples of the many ancient monuments scattered around the Galloway landscape, some of which have never been properly surveyed. Continue on the SUW to reach the ruin of Laggangarn Farm and the Beehive Bothy, a good spot for lunch as well as the only shelter for miles! Here you may write in the visitors' book, read from the large volume of poetry or just sit snug and watch the rain (I did all three!)

Information for Dog Owners: this is sheep country, so best keep your dog on a leash.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Wildlife, Woodland