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Walking in Galloway


Southern upland way marker - walking in dumfries and galloway
The Southern Upland Way in southern Scotland was Britain's first official coast to coast long distance footpath. It runs 212 miles (340 km) from Portpatrick on the South-West coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the East coast, passing through St. Johns Town of Dalry and right past the door of Brookford B&B.

We are specialists in providing accommodation, vehicle support and other valuable services to make the challenge of walking the route as pleasurable as possible. Ronnie also has a wealth of knowledge which he is happy to share to those planning to tackle the SUW or walking in the Galloway Hills. We are here to help so please contact us for assistance

The Southern Upland Way provides a real challenge for the experienced walker, yet some of the shorter stretches are suitable for walkers of any ability. It is also suitable for horse riding and mountain biking. There are no summits above 3000ft (914m), but over 80 rise above 2000ft (610m), offering some fine hill walking, particularly the section passing through the Glenkens in Dumfries and Galloway, home of Brookford B&B.

The St. Ninian Pilgrim Journey - To the Source - Whithorn in Galloway is the cradle of Scottish Christianity. It is also a place of mystery and austere beauty, rich in early Christian carvings and  once a wealthy centre of royal pilgrimage.

Travel cross-country through Scotland’s borderlands via St. Johns Town of Dalry or by Glasgow and Ayrshire, connecting the abbeys and castles of Scotland’s kings.The journey can also be made by car or bicycle.Visit www.scotlandspilgrimjourneys.com for more details.

Brookford B&B is a member of the Visit Scotland Walkers Welcome Scheme and we specialise in looking after walkers on the Southern Upland Way route and offer a range of services including vehicle support and luggage transfer services. Please contact us for details and to book your  accommodation at Brookford B&B in St. Johns Town of Dalry.

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Walking Routes near Brookford B&B

If you want to try something a little less ambitious than the Southern Upland Way, here are a few local walks and cycle routes for you to enjoy:

New Galloway to Dalry

Bennan Viewpoint - 7 miles from Brookford B&B

Black Water Trail - 9 miles from Brookford B&B

Carlingwark Circular Walk - 16 miles from Brookford B&B

Castle Douglas Town Walk - 16 miles from Brookford B&B