Southern Upland Way 2: Castle Kennedy to Bargrennan
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This long and varied stage crosses one of the least visited parts of Galloway. It starts in pleasant parkland, then crosses farmland as it leads into ever wilder, remoter country with moorland and extensive forestry plantations. There are no facilities en route except the basic open shelter at the Beehive Bothy, but New Luce is accessible via a 2km each-way detour. There is also little at the end at Bargrennan - there's a seasonal small hotel and a campsite at Glen Trool.
Varied terrain. Forest tracks and rides, moorland paths and some farm tracks. One or two sections are rough and harder to navigate.
Buses to Castle Kennedy and Bargrennan, both link to Newton Stewart.
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