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

This is a long section with no facilities en route. Pick-ups could be arranged at one of the road crossings in order to split the stage; there is also an open bothy for those carrying sleeping and cooking gear. The country is wilder and more remote than encountered so far with a mix of forest and moorland walking as it passes through Galloway Forest Park below the rugged Galloway Hills. The scenery is splendid most of the Way and this is one of the most impressive sections of the whole route.


Much of the route is on forest paths and tracks with mostly good going underfoot though some sections can be boggy. There are some paths across moorland hills where care is needed with navigation, especially in mist.

Public Transport

Buses serve Balgrennan and Dalry.


Bargrennan. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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