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The Striding Arches

    Accomodation for Striding Arches

    The newly opened site at Cairnhead in the rolling Southern Uplands, in Dumfries and Galloway is a must see. It is now home to four magnificent Striding Arches by international land artist Andy Goldsworthy. This world class site set in a wild and beautiful forest, touching the Southern Upland Way and  is free and open to all.


    The arches were devised for walkers of all abilites. Short walks take you up to a single arch or along the poetry walk by Dalwhat Water in Cairnhead Glen. experienced walkers in possession of a map and compass can walk the rugged all day route from arch to arch across the hilltops enjoying the breathtaking views and the interaction with the arches as they rise and fall with you on your walk.


    Walkers can also devise their own walks anywhere in the 1347 hectare site, following the old drovers road, using the newer forest tracks or going off piste! Look out for red deer, birds of prey and Atlantic Salmon, enjoy the tranquility and the sound of the many burns running down the hills into the Dalwhat Water or simply revel in the freedom inspired by the wide open skies and breathtaking views from the hilltops. See