Criffel circular, from New Abbey
An approach from New Abbey enables the ascent of Criffel - the finest viewpoint in the area - to be made into a varied circular walk.
Although there is a path, the descent route can be very boggy in places.
Bus to New Abbey.
Car park at Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.
There are 5 user reports for this walk - click to read them.