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Paddy Line and Raiders Road

Mossdale to

Walk No: Glenkens 41

Start: Grassy area near Old Railway Bridge, Mossdale. GR NX 662706.

Finish: Grassy area near Old Railway Bridge, Mossdale. GR NX 662706.

Nearest Town: Mossdale

Notes: A nostalgic walk along the old “Paddy Line” so named after the steam trains that used this railway line heading for Stranraer and Ireland. Return along part of the Raiders Road, a scenic route created and developed by Forest Enterprise following a traditional cattle rustlers route. The addition of the Buzzard Walk – Walk number Glenkens 43 makes this route an excellent evening stroll.

• Distance: 2 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 1hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Easy

• Terrain: Old railway and forest tracks. Path across open moorland.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1. Leave the car park and head under the road bridge and through the gate. Follow the obvious old railway track as it heads straight towards the forest where another gate allows access to an old cutting, now reclaimed by nature. After approximately 400 meters look for a path on the L which leads down to the River Dee.

2. Turn R and pass under the arches of the bridge into a picnic area situated at the south end of picturesque Stroan Loch. Exit onto the Raiders Road and turn R. Watch for a kissing gate on the R after about 1Km. A path winds its way back towards Mossdale joining the old railway about 200 meters W of the road bridge and just beyond the car park.