A new guidebook to walking the Galloway Hills by Cicerone Press Product News

Rugged hillwalking in wild Southern Scotland

This guide covers 34 day walks and one long-distance route in the wild and remote hills of Galloway. Many of these hill walks are long and on rugged terrain, so are more suitable for experienced walkers, but there are also shorter and easier walks of woodland, riverside and smaller outlying hills. The walks cover the evocative areas of the Merrick, the Awful Hand, the Rhinns of Kells, the Minnigaff hills and Cairnsmore of Fleet, among others.

The guide uses OS 1:50,000 maps with detailed route descriptions and inspirational photos accompanying each route. Key information such as distance, time, and ascent are given. A 'harshness' grade gives an indication of how rough the ground is expected to be, and suggestions of variants, shortcuts and ways to extend each walk are also given. Plenty of background information is given on the region's history, geology and wildlife.

If you like your wild landscape really wild… If you like your lakes to have whooper swans in the middle and no ice-cream vans around the edge… If you like to have one foot on bare rock and the other one deep in a peat bog… If you like your granite with goats on… Then Galloway is the place to go.

What's inside?

  • 34 day walks, including classic summits such as the Merrick and traverses of the Awful Hand, Minnigaffs and the Rhinns of Kells
  • overview of 'Not The Southern Upland Way', a high level multi-day traverse through the region
  • Extensive background information on the geology and history of the area

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For more information visit Cicerone Press

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