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Bennan View Point

New Galloway to
New Galloway

Walk No: Glenkens 42

Start: Car park signed off A762 New Galloway - Kirkcudbright Road approx 3 miles south of New Galloway. GR NX 653724.

Finish: Car park signed off A762 New Galloway - Kirkcudbright Road approx 3 miles south of New Galloway. GR NX 653724.

Nearest Town: New Galloway

Notes: A short rewarding walk giving excellent views onto Loch Ken. Adequate signs direct the visitor from the A762 New Galloway – Kirkcudbright Road to this location. This route is now linked with the Red Kite Trail.


• Distance: 1 miles


• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 1hours


• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Easy

• Terrain: Forest paths and tracks, stepped in places.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1. Leave the car park at the lower of the two view points and follow the signs directing the walker to the upper view point some 100 meters above the Loch. Return via outward journey.

2. A slightly longer circular route can be achieved by following the forest road that terminates at the view point. Head S (following the marker posts) as it contours around the shoulder of Bennan Hill. Turn L at the track junction and straight ahead at the next. 200 meters further along turn L.

3. Continue N along the track towards Bennan. Ignore the track junction to the R (Old Raiders Road). A further 200 meters along a path leads off L uphill through the forest to the lower view point and car park.