Walking in Dumfries and Galloway

From coast to glen, Dumfries and Galloway never ceases to amaze thanks to the huge variety of walking routes on offer. Whether it’s up in the hills or along the coastline, there is a walk to suit all abilities, not to mention Scotland’s longest walking route and several fantastic walking festivals.

Head to the hills of Dumfries and Galloway and you’ll be amazed by the range of walking routes on offer as you take in the wild landscape. Uncover the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills as you explore the forests, lochs and moors on foot. The Galloway Hills take in 24 peaks above 2,000 ft and among them are ranges such as the Rhins of Kells, the Minnigaff Hills, the Awful Hand and the Dungeon Hills. One of the landscape treasure of the area is the Galloway Forest Park, covering more than 450 sq miles and claiming the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. With a wide range of other walks you’re spoilt for choice.

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in Dumfries and Galloway why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&B’s giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking but also offers delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TVs, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of Dumfries and Galloway.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in Dumfries and Galloway offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoilt. 

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The Stag Hotel

Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

The Stag offers delicious home cooked food and elegant bedrooms and are located just 30 minutes from Dumfries.

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The Auldgirth Inn

Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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The Village Inn

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House o' Hill

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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The Steam Packet Inn

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

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