Southern Upland Way 3: Bargrennan to St John's Town of Dalry

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This long stage heads through the heart of the Galloway Hills. There are no facilities en route except for White Laggan, an open bothy (sleeping/cooking gear needed). Pick-ups could be arranged at one of the road crossings to split the stage. A detour via Glentrool village at the start passes a campsite, Glentrool Hive (with showers when open) and Glen Trool Visitor Centre seasonal cafe. The country is wilder and more remote than encountered so far, with extesnive forest plantations as well as loch and moorland scenery.


Forest tracks and paths, short sections that can be boggy. Long sections of track are tiring underfoot. Care with navigation needed on paths across moorland hills in poor visibility.

Public Transport

Buses serve Balgrennan and Dalry.


Bargrennan. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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