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Drumslew and Todstone

Walk No: Glenkens 81

Start: A 762 approx 400m S of track junction leading into forest at Cairn Edward.

Finish: A 762 approx 400m S of track junction leading into forest at Cairn Edward.

Nearest Town: New Galloway

Notes: A circular track route through close forest and open woodland, passing old mill remains and wildlife ponds.

• Distance: 3 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 1.5hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Forest and field tracks.
• Toilets: Situated in the car park at New Galloway.

• Refreshments: Available in New Galloway.

Route Description
1. Leave car park, north along A762, 200 meters turn L into forest at Cairn Edward. Follow track straight ahead at junction. Within the trees on the L the remains of an old water mill can be found. Nature has almost reclaimed them and they are heavily overgrown. After approx 1Km track becomes metalled, turn L through gate into field. The track leads across the fields back into the forest where it immediately joins with a forest track. The ground to the N has been transformed into a small wildlife area, with ponds and open tree planting.

2. Turn L, and L again at the next two track junctions descending to the outbound track at Carrick Bungalow. Turn R for the A762 and start point.