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Mull of Galloway Trail

 
Walking
Mull of Galloway

The Mull of Galloway Trail is 24 miles long.

This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point.

This is probably the most scenic trail in South West Scotland.

After the initial section from Stranraer to Luce Bay, the trail follows the coastline of the Southern Rhins of Galloway. Coming to an end at the Mull of Galloway.

Here you will find a an excellent cafe with stunning views – Gallie Craig Coffee House

The walk is mostly straight-forward with ample waymarks and fascinating information boards at the many points of interest.

Mull of Galloway Trail starts

(or finishes) at Stranraer Visitor Information Centre. It then crosses overland to Clayshant on the shores of Luce Bay then continues southwards via Sandhead, Ardwell and Drummore to the Mull of Galloway.

There are opportunities to stop off for food and refreshments at Sandhead and Drummore. There are various accommodation providers on or near the route including those listed on this page.

This trail was created by the Rotary Club of Stranraer

They also created the Loch Ryan Coastal Path which runs from Stranraer to Glenapp. It is possible to extend the Mull of Galloway trail by 12 miles by continuing on the Loch Ryan Coastal Path.

A Short Sample of the Mull of Galloway Trail

For those who are pushed for time and don`t have the time to walk the entire trail. There is a great option is to walk the final section from East Tarbet Bay to the trail end close to the lighthouse.

It is important to stress that much of this section of the trail involves walking on a very narrow path which has exposed sections.

These can be slippery after rain so care is required at all times and children should be closely supervised.

You can park your car

at Gallie Craig and follow the cliff path towards Kennedy`s Cairn.

Follow the road to East Tarbet where a track leads down to the bay.  There is a ruined cottage and another building here

Pick up the path near the ruin and follow it as it winds its way above the rocks and round inlets until a stone wall is reached.

From here there is a steep climb up a grassy slope to the car park.

The walk should take about 1.5 hours and a coffee and cake at Gallie Craig is always a great way to finish.

Photo Credits   Fred & Maggie Findlay

 

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Rickwood House B&B Portpatrick

Portpatrick, Stranraer
At Rickwood House, we offer the only Visit Scotland 4 star B&B or Hotel accommodation in Portpatrick Enjoy our Villeroy & Boch hot tub. Find out more

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday Cottages

Mull of Galloway
Lighthouse holiday cottages at the most Southerly Point of Scotland. Find out more

North West Castle Hotel

Stranraer
Set in Stranraer the hotel boasts 73 bedrooms.All equipped to a high standard, many with views over the harbour and the loch beyond. Find out more

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

Sandhead
The hotel is within arms length of a beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach, boasting breathtaking views across the bay. Find out more

Culmore Bridge Cottages

Sandhead
Culmore Bridge Cottages are set within the 9 acre grounds there are 3 Purpose-built, spacious, comfortable bungalows set amid a peaceful woodland area. Find out more

Sands of Luce Holiday Park

Sandhead
You will struggle to find a finer vista in Scotland than that enjoyed from the front of our park. Here you can discover a different pace of life. Find out more

Beach Cottage

Sandhead
quiet picturesque village with a pub, restaurant, shop and children's play park and is surrounded by pure, Fresh, Galloway air.quiet picturesque village with a pub, restaurant, shop and children's pla Find out more

Auld Schoolhouse Sandhead Holiday Cottage

Sandhead
The beach is just 30 yards away from Auld Schoolhouse Sandhead Holiday Cottage, across a very quiet road and and is surrounded by pure, Galloway fresh air. Find out more

Stranraer Museum

Stranraer
Step inside and discover Wigtownshire's fascinating past. Find out more

Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

Portpatrick
Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club is just a short stroll from the picturesque village of Portpatrick. Find out more

Galloway Cycling Holidays

Castle Douglas - Kirkcudbright
We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of ScotlandWe can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Find out more

Sandhead Beach (Luce Sands)

Sandhead
Sandhead Beach in Luce bay is designated a Special Area for Conservation for its dune, seashore and seabed habitats. And also the fantastic marine wildlife it supports. Find out more

Stranraer and District Angling Association

Stranraer area
The Association welcomes visitors who will find members always happy and willing to offer advice, however don't necessarily expect them to share all their secrets!!! Find out more

Kirkmadrine Stones

Sandhead
Kirkmadrine Stones are some of the oldest early Christian memorial stones in Britain. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Glenluce Abbey

Glenluce Village
A highlight is the magnificent chapter house, with its ornate windows and grotesque carvings. also a remarkable plumbing system that supplied the Cistercian monks with running water Find out more

Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick

Portpatrick
Dunskey Castle dates back to the 13th or 14th Century and has a gruesome history. It was plundered and burned in 1489 and was rebuilt in 1510 and extended in 1648. Find out more

Aldouran Wetland Garden Leswalt

Leswalt
There is a small community garden beside the entrance. Beyond this is the wetland where there is a bird hide. beyond the bird hide is a woodland walk. Find out more

Portpatrick Cliff Path Walks

Portpatrick
These offer a range of options for stunning walks with awesome scenery. Find out more

Mull of Galloway Trail

Mull of Galloway
This spectacular trail runs from Stranraer to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most southerly point. This is probably the most scenic trail in South West Scotland. Find out more

The Ship Inn at Drummore

Drummore
A family run traditional pub by the sea. Find out more

Stranraer Golf Club

Stranraer
Stranraer presents a true challenge for the better golfer, with excellent facilities and an immaculate course. Find out more

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

Glen Luce
The 'County' is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18-hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay. Find out more

Kitchen Coos and Ewes

New Luce, Newton Stewart
We offer farm tours and experiences where you can see Highland cows and Beltex sheep in their natural, farm environment in beautiful south west Scotland. Find out more

Logan Botanic Garden

Port Logan
Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK Find out more

Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum &Tearoom

Stranraer
Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum & Tearoom have a unique & stunning sea view across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway. Find out more

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Stranraer
The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland - a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring. Find out more

The Ship Inn at Drummore

Drummore
A family run traditional pub by the sea. Find out more

Stranraer Golf Club

Stranraer
Stranraer presents a true challenge for the better golfer, with excellent facilities and an immaculate course. Find out more

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

Glen Luce
The 'County' is one of the most popular holiday golf courses in South West Scotland, an 18-hole, true links course situated on the shores of Luce Bay. Find out more

Kitchen Coos and Ewes

New Luce, Newton Stewart
We offer farm tours and experiences where you can see Highland cows and Beltex sheep in their natural, farm environment in beautiful south west Scotland. Find out more

Connors Restaurant

Portpatrick
Connors is situated right on in the stunning coastal town of Portpatrick. Find out more

Central Cafe

Stranraer
We pride ourselves on our fresh chips, peeled and cut fresh every morning. Find out more

Cool Licks and Hot Drinks

Port Logan
Serving ice cream, cakes, hot drinks and cold drinks. We'd love to see you! Find out more

The Old Colfin Creamery

Portpatrick
We are a small dedicated team and our service is friendly & attentive.  Our food is modern British in theme with a few twists here and there! Find out more

Logan Botanic Garden

Port Logan
Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK Find out more

Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum &Tearoom

Stranraer
Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum & Tearoom have a unique & stunning sea view across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway. Find out more

Henry’s Bay House Restaurant, Stranraer

Stranraer
The restaurant also boasts the finest sun terrace in the area for alfresco dining and views overlooking the picturesque Loch Ryan Find out more

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Stranraer
The gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland - a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring. Find out more
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