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Walk No: Glenkens 10

Start: Car park at entrance to Caldons Camp Site. GR NX 397791

Finish: Car park at entrance to Caldons Camp Site. GR NX 397791

Notes: This is the most mountainous looking of all the Galloway Hills, and is comparatively inaccessible. A must!

• Distance: 6 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 4hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Forest track, hill path indistinct and steep in places.
• Toilets: En-route at Stroan Bridge.

• Refreshments: None available

Route Description
1. Cars can be parked at the entrance to Caldons Camp Site. Cross the bridge over the Water of Trool into the camp site following the tarmac road but do not cross over the second bridge where the road bears L, but continue straight ahead then leave the road and follow the path alongside Caldons Burn out of the camp site and into the forest. Cross over a forest track after approx 1Km, and continue as the path rises.

2. The path follows the burn crossing it in several places before reaching Cambrick Hill and onwards across short grassy vegetation to the summit of Lamachan.

3. From here head NE to Bennanbrack then follow the rough ridge to the Nick of Curleywee. A steep path leads to Curleywee’s summit cairn.

4. Descend back to the Nick and follow the stone dyke due N when it meets the forest road. Turn L and follow the road into Glen Trool or alternatively use the Southern Upland Way which avoids the road by crossing the face of Trostan Hill. Both routes meet at the E end of Loch Trool. Follow the SUW W along the shores of Loch Trool passing the site of the Battle of Glentrool and into Caldons Camp Site.

5. Walk through the camp site to the car park.