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Cairn Edward Forest

New Galloway to
New Galloway

Walk No: Glenkens 47

Start: A car park is situated on the A 762 New Galloway – Kirkcudbright Road midway between Mossdale and New Galloway at the side of Loch Ken. GR NX 645742.

Finish: A car park is situated on the A 762 New Galloway – Kirkcudbright Road midway between Mossdale and New Galloway at the side of Loch Ken. GR NX 645742.

Nearest Town: New Galloway

Notes: A circular walk on forest tracks and public road, with splendid views onto Loch Ken and the distant Carsphairn Hills. A picnic site is ideally situated on the shores of Stroan Loch.


• Distance: 8 miles


• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 2.5hours


• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Undulating forest tracks and well worn paths
• Toilets: Nearby in New Galloway.

• Refreshments: Nearby in New Galloway.

Route Description
1. A car park is situated on the A 762 New Galloway – Kirkcudbright Road midway between Mossdale and New Galloway at the side of Loch Ken. Walk north along the Lochside entering Cairn Edward Forest at Cairn Edward house. Turn L after passing Carrick bungalow. Follow the track parallel and with Loch Ken below to L.

2. At track junction in Lowran Glen take R then shortly L passing W of Bennan Hill. At track fork take R continuing descent.

3. At next junction ignore acute R, continue downhill to track crossing and go straight ahead then L down towards Stroan Loch ignoring junctions to R and L.

4. Watch out for a fairly well trodden path on L into forest passing to W of Ross Hill. Follow to Raiders Road and Stroan Loch.

5. Turn L onto Raiders Road and follow to A 762 at Bennan.

6. Turn L onto A 762 to return to start point.