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The Galloway Trail


    The Galloway Trail - a 5 day walking holiday through the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.

    For walkers wishing to experience the Southern Upland Way and enjoy a great walk in less than one week then this short but popular itinerary may just be the thing for you.

    The 'Galloway Trail’ is a 5 day / 6 night itinerary taking in a 66 mile section of the Southern Upland Way (averaging 13 miles per day) from Portpatrick to St John’s Town of Dalry cutting through the heart of Dumfries and Galloway surrounded by spectacular scenery and includes vehicle support to reduce the longer sections of the route to make more manageable stages.

    Drive to our offices in Dalry on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a warm welcome, a cup of tea and some local shortbread. Leave your car with us and we will then transfer you, via the Galloway Forest Park, to the scenic and popular harbour village of Portpatrick for your first nights’ accommodation in superb accommodation at the Waterfront Hotel.

    The Waterfron Hotel - Portpatrick The Chlenry B&B Castle Kennedy The Kenmuir Arms New Luce House O Hill Hotel Bargrennan The Ken Bridge Hotel New Galloway
    The Waterfront Hotel
    Portpatrick
    The Chlenry B&B
    Castle Kennedy
    The Kenmuir Arms
    New Luce
    House O Hill Hotel
    Bargrennan
    The Ken Bridge Hotel
    New Galloway


    Enjoy 5 superb days walking in stunning scenery with excellent hospitality from our accommodation partners finishing your walk on the Friday afternoon and arriving back to your vehicle.

    Your last two nights will be at a riverside hotel, The Ken Bridge, with log fires, a great selection of real ales and superb food. What more could you ask for?

    Then take a gentle journey home on the Saturday refreshed and eager to return to this wonderful area or alternatively, take advantage of a third additional night at the Ken Bridge Hotel at a special discounted rate!

    We will move your bags (or you can carry them) and we will ensure that you will enjoy some great hospitality along the way.


    Itinerary Info

    Total Distance
    66 Miles (105.6kms)
    Duration 5 Days / 6 Nights
    Average Daily Distance
    13.2  miles (21kms)
    Season
    All Year
    Cost per person including
    Vehicle Support
    also including
    Luggage Transfers

    £445.00 (Prices are based on two persons and shared room occupancy).

    Single Walker Supplement - £175.00

    Cost per person including only
    Vehicle Support
    £395.00 (Prices are based on two persons and shared room occupancy).

    Single Walker Supplement - £125.00


    Prices inclusive of Bed and Breakfast only. Evening meals and lunches to be paid for as taken.
    Prices also include Cicerone Guide - Southern Upland Way (value £12.00).

    Itinerary Details

    Day
    Route Section
    Distance
     
    Arrive Sunday
    Leave car at the Ken Bridge Hotel / Transfer to Portpatrick prior to 1st day's walking.
    Accommodation - Portpatrick
    Miles
    Kms
    Day 1 - Monday
    Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy
    Accommodation - Castle Kennedy
    13
    20.8
    Day 2 - Tuesday
    Castle Kennedy to New Luce
    Accommodation - New Luce
    11
    17.6
    Day 3 - Wednesday
    New Luce to Bargrennan
    Accommodation - Bargrennan
    17.5 28
    Day 4 - Thursday
    Bargrennan to Loch Dee (Collection time 16.30hrs)
    Grid Ref NX 494 792
    Accommodation - Dalry
    13 20.8
    Day 5 - Friday
    Loch Dee to Dalry (Collection time 0900hrs)
    Grid Ref NX 494 792
    Accommodation - Dalry
    11.5 18.4
    Day 6 - Saturday Depart
    Note: An additional night at discounted rates may be added subject to availability.
       

    Total
    66 105.6






















    VS - Vehicle Support

    Notes, Terms and Conditions and additional options.

    • A 20% deposit will be due upon booking.
    • Arrival time Sunday no later than 1500hrs.
    • Vehicles can be left at the Ken Bridge Hotel.
    • Price includes transfer to Portpatrick for up to 6 persons.
    • A single person supplement will apply and includes accommodation, luggage transfer and vehicle support supplements.
    • In the event that accommodation is not available in the locations specified it may be necessary to transfer walkers to the next available town or village which may incur additional costs.
    • OS Maps can be purchased at an addition cost. Landranger Maps 76, 77 and 82. See Maps and Guides
    • All bookings are subject to availability and prices may alter should the arrival date not be a Sunday.
    • Additional nights at the Ken Bridge Hotel are subject to availability. Double / Twin £89 - Single £59 pppn


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    Please read our Luggage Transfer Terms and Conditions
    Please read out Vehicle Support Terms and Conditions

     



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