Local Walks Newton Stewart

Being the magic of Scotland, walks and rambles are plentiful and unbelievably breath taking!

No matter your fitness or experiance level there is garenteed walks that you can achieve and enjoy within the local area.

Riverside Walk

One of the easiest walks and right on our doorstep is the Riverside Walk, Newton Stewart. It takes about an hour to complete and takes you alone the wonderful river Cree in the heart of Newton Stewart.

For more informaiton about this walk, please see the walkinghighlands.co.uk page: here


Local Newton Stewart Walks

Here is a list of local walks in Newton Stwert that give a fantastic breakdown of the distance, time to complete and grade of the walk, each breaking out into it’s own page with further details. We highly recommend you check this site out if thinking of walking in the Newton Stewart, Wigtown and Rhins of Galloway area.


Rhins of Galloway

The Rhins of Galloway is also otherwise known as the Rhins of Wigtonshire, the Rhins (The Rhinns) and is a hammer-head shapped peninsula in the Dumfries and Galloway area. It stretches for more than 25miles (40km) across it’s length. The bottom most part is known as the Mull of Galloway and is the southernmost point of Scotland.

Mull of Galloway Headland

map of rhins of galloway

Loch Ryan

Also just off the Rhinns is the wonderful sea based loch, the twon of Stranraer is it’s the largest local town on it’s banks allowing for easy ferry access to Northan Ireland. The loch is approximately 8 miles in length and hosts a wonderful set of natural features and habitats.

If you’re an Oyster lover, then you might be interesting looking at Stranraer Oyster Festival. With Oyster beds that date back to 1701 when King William III granted a Royal Charter for the oyster beds to the Wallace family.

From the 13th – 15th September 2019 stranraer hosts a rather big summer festival check here. Past events can be seen such as here. There is so much happening that it would be an event not to miss!

Rock Climbing

If you’d like to take your hand at some rock climbing or boludering a there is a nice guide here by John Biggar on some local trails. As you can see from the above photo, Ice Climbing can also be done in the local area too during the winter.

For more information on Rock Climbing check out John’s website here.

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