Walking in Dumfries and Galloway

Walking the Southern Upland Way in Dumfries and Galloway

The Southern Upland Way passes close to the hotel and there is a pick-up and set down scheme for those walkers wishing to stay with us. There is also a local initiative underway to create a path network throughout the Glenkens.

The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance footpath. It runs 212 miles (340 kms) from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.

It offers superb and varied walking country, still undiscovered by many enthusiasts. The Way provides a real challenge for the experienced walker, yet some of the shorter stretches are suitable for families and the less ambitious.

The Southern Uplands have been heavily sculpted and rounded by the effects of glaciation to leave a series of gently rolling hills with occasional rocky outcrops. There are no summits above 3000ft (914m), but over 80 rise above 2000ft (610m), offering some fine hill walking.

The text was obtained from the Official Southern Upland Way miniweb on Dumfries and Galloway Council Website

Explore the area while staying at The Ken Bridge or Rowan Cottage

The Ken Bridge Hotel and Rowan Cottage are ideally situated enabling you to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer from Castles and Historic attractions to numerous outdoor activities. Here are just a few to help you choose when planning your holiday.

Castles and Historic Attractions

Dumfries & Galloway

 

Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway

Blessed by beautiful gardens.

 

Museums & Visitor Centres

In Dumfries & Galloway

 

Outlander and
Sam Heughan

Sam's Homeland

 

Walking

In Dumfries & Galloway

 

Bird Watching

in Dumfries & Galloway

 

Cycling

Dumfries & Galloway is great for cycling

 

Golf

Golf in Dumfries & Galloway

 

Fishing

Fishing near The Ken Bridge

 

Horse riding

In Dumfries & Galloway

 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities not too far from the Ken Bridge Hotel

 

Shooting

Shooting, Stalking & Clay Pigeon in Dumfries & Galloway

 

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“ Really enjoyed our meal. Proper pub food was just what we needed and this didn't disappoint. The staff went out of their way to open doors and get a highchair for our little one. The place was clean and reasonably priced.”


Rachael MacLeod

"Everything was really good from the staff, facilities, atmosphere & mostly the good. The children's ice cream with miniature smarties, wafer & chocolate sauce went down a treat with our daughter.
Definitely will return in the future if over in that direction."


David Harkness

"Stopped by on the off chance of food and were blown away! We are lactose intolerant and the menu was very easy to navigate for all allergies, the owners even went the extra mile to make sure we had a desert,
not something we are used to!"


Ben Jones

"Had a Sunday roast there today, it was first class and would recommend, welcome and service was really good and coffee by the river (about ten yards from the restaurant) was so peaceful and beautiful."

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