Southern Upland Way 2: Castle Kennedy to Bargrennan

This long stage starts in pleasant parkland, then crosses farmland to enter wilder, remoter country with moorland and massive coniferous forests. The stage can be split after 15km at New Luce (where there is B&B), as well as the accommodation at Bargrennan at the end.


Much of the walking is on roads and forest tracks but there are some rough forest rides and moorland paths where care is needed to stay on the route, especially in mist. Off roads the going can be very wet in places.

Public Transport

Buses to Castle Kennedy and Bargrennan, both link to Newton Stewart.


Castle Kennedy. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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