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White Laggan Bothy and Curleywee

Walk No: Glenkens 18

Start: Car park just beyond Craigencallie Outdoor Centre. GR NX 504782.

Finish: Car park just beyond Craigencallie Outdoor Centre. GR NX 504782.

Notes: Curleywee, a curious name for what is considered by many as the most splendid of all of Galloway’s mountains.

• Distance: 9 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 6hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Forest track. Steep, grass & heather slopes.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1 Leave the car park and head north along the forest track. Don’t deviate from this as it loops round to give splendid views of Loch Dee. After approximately 4.5km bear left across boggy terrain towards the isolated White Laggan Bothy.

2 From the Bothy head up the steep eastern flank of Curleywee keeping the burn and gully well to your right before you close in towards the small summit cairn.

3 Descend steeply almost due south, then south-east when the ground levels aiming for the watershed. Take care on the descent as rank heather hides loose stones capable of tripping the unwarey.

4 At Loup of Laggan turn left (NE) along an old and in places indistinct track which leads back towards White Laggan.

5 Retrace steps to car park.