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Rickwood House Hotel

Rickwood House Hotel

Heugh Road · Portpatrick · Wigtownshire · Dumfries & Galloway · Scotland · DG9 8TD

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Portpatrick – Walks in & around the village

Some of our favourite walks in the Portpatrick area.

  • Dunskey Castle Walk
  • Dunskey Glen Walks
  • Killantringan Lighthouse
  • Knockinaam Lodge Round
  • Southern Upland Way to Stranraer from Portpatrick

Walks further afield include a couple of mountains and the ever popular Mull of Galloway. Some easier walking can be found in the next section.

We hope that you will find our walking information helpful and that you will enjoy these walks.

Times for walks are approximate and we accept no liability for errors. We have a stock of maps for our area, some walking poles and a compass which guests are welcome to borrow when walking.

We are very keen walkers ourselves and are happy to advise guests on alternative walks in South West Scotland. If you are planning a one-way walk, we will try if possible to provide transport to the start of the walk.

Portpatrick is situated at the top of the Mull of Galloway and is a great centre for walking.

Walking in Galloway South West Scotland

Some of our favourite walks involving a short car journey.

  • Walks on the Mull of Galloway
  • Taxing Stane and WWII Gun Emplacements
  • Coastal walk – Stairhaven to Auchenmalg
  • Loch Trool Walks
  • Inshanks Fell & Kirkmaiden
  • Climb the Merrick

We hope you’ll enjoy these walks while staying in Portpatrick.

Please note that some walks involve mountainous terrain and clothing for all types of weather, maps, compass etc should be taken at all times.

We have a stock of maps available which guests are welcome to borrow. We also have a pair of walking poles and a compass available.

Please revisit this section from time to time as we add more walks for you to enjoy.

Portpatrick iteslf is a great centre for walking and a selection of local walks are on our Walking in Portpatrick page. Is is also an ideal base for touring Mull of Galloway.

Mull of Galloway Trail

The walking trail from the Mull of Galloway to Stranraer and on to Glen App was opened August. 2012 See link below for details

WalkFest Newton Stewart

WalkFest – the Newton Stewart Walking Festival – is firmly established as the biggest walking festival in the South of Scotland.

Craignaw © WalkFest

Craignaw © WalkFest

Galloway is a wonderful location for walking and whether you enjoy the challenge of true hill walking experiences or lower level themed routes, there is something for everyone.

The festival is more than a walk in the hills, along the coast or amongst wonderful woodlands – it is a complete WalkFest experience.