Route:  Killantringan

Area:  Dumfries and Galloway

Date of walk:  11th April 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance:  8.7 miles

Weather:  Light cloud, some sunny intervals

We started today’s walk where we’d ended yesterday’s – in the little harbour town of Portpatrick. The Southern Upland Way, a long distance route from coast to coast, starts at the harbour and we climbed the steps out of the town to reach the cliff top. The Southern Upland Way is well waymarked and navigation was a simple affair

We followed the undulating path past the golf course and then down to the bays of Port Mora and Port Kale, in both of which we had sightings of grey seals

From here the path climbed up again to reach Ouchtriemakain Moor, where we had an easy stroll across the cliff tops to the far point of our walk – the Killantringan Lighthouse. We then headed inland along a track which joined up with the B738. There followed a rather dull trudge in equally dull weather until we reached Dunskey Garden. The gardens are open from March and so we took the opportunity to walk around them for a while before taking a path through the estate which runs parallel with the road for a while. This brought us back in to Portpatrick to conclude another wonderful walk in this area

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