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Dumfries and District Ramblers

Our programme is published three times a year, the next edition will be available about a month before the end of the current one.

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DateMeetStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Saturday, 24th February
9am at Brooms Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Langholm
NY362847 / DG13 0AL
On tracks,paths,pavement and one field. This offers a fun way to circumnavigate the "Muckle Toon"a typical Borders Town.7mile / 11.3kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Marion Glover
01387 254334
Sunday, 25th February
8am at Brooms Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:15am at Carsphairn
NX557944 / DG7 3TH
Tracks and grassy hillside7.5mile / 12.1kmStrenuous
B+
Leader
Terry Cumiskey
01387 256373
Saturday, 3rd March
8am at Brooms Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at
NT337370 / EH44 6PB
The highest hill in the Moorcroft Hills. Start at Innerleithen and walk to Walkerburn along the Tweed then climb via Cairn Hill and Scawd Law to the summit. Return over Glede Knowe, Priesthope Hill,Kirnie Law and finally Pirn hill fort. Paths, tracks and open hillside.14mile / 22.5kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Saturday, 10th March
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Holland car park
NY041658 / DG1 4RS
From Hollands via coast to Caerlaverock and the Ward Law. Paths , tracks and minor roads.6mile / 9.7kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Ken
07926 068934
Sunday, 11th March
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Kipford car park
NX837554 / DG5 4GA
Circular walk taking in coastal and forest paths. Minor ascents and descents.9mile / 14.5kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Dai
01387 760203
Sunday, 18th March
9am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Car park in Newton Stewart
NX412652 / DG8 6EH
From Newton Stewart out through Minnigaff along the Penkiln Burn, through Cumloden Deer Park to Knockman Wood. Visit a site of archaeological interest including a fermtoun. The Country Ones ( optional afternoon extension 5.5miles) is a book by Mary Cullen. The walk visits some of the places, west of Newton Stewart, mentioned in the book.5.5mile / 8.8kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Saturday, 24th March
9am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Dunaskin Heritage Centre
NS440084 / KA6 7JG
A circular walk from Dunaskin Heritage Centre taking in several old mining villages. Moorland tracks, some rough ground. Could be muddy.7mile / 11.3kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Frank
01848 200263
Sunday, 25th March
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at car park in Ambleside
NY375047 / LA22 9AZ
Moderate climb to Wansfell summit then fairly easy walking via troutbeck to Ambleside, with a refreshment stop at The Mortal Man. Parking charges apply10mile / 16.1kmModerate
B
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Saturday, 31st March
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Parking near Kirkconnel station
NS736121 / DG4 6LY
Half Day walkFrom near Kirkconnel railway station to the site of the medieval church, incorporating Baker's Burn. Roads tracks fords and field crossings.5.5mile / 8.8kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Graham
01387 263754
Sunday, 1st April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at End of road south of Palnackie.
NX821543 / DG7 1PP
Visiting Horse Isles Bay and White Port with views over Hestan Island from Moyle. Mainly tracks and paths with a little rough countryside.5mile / 8.1kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Dai
01387 760203
Saturday, 7th April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:40am at Barend car park
NX887557 / DG5 4NU
Starting from Barend car park , path to Sandyhills. Then take coastal path to Rockliffe, taking in White Hill and Castle Hill point. Back to Sandyhills via Colvend and Dalbeattie forest passing New Barns dig. Road, coastal paths and forest tracks. A few short sharp ascents. Muddy in places.9.5mile / 15.3kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Isabel
01387 721704
Sunday, 8th April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Gamblesby
NY609395 / CA10 1HY
From Gamblesby following tracks and paths up the slopes of Gamblesby Fell to Hartside Cafe. Return via Selah Bridge, Busk and Unthank8.5mile / 13.7kmModerate
B
Leader
Terry
01387 256373
Saturday, 14th April
8:30am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Layby near Dalveen Cottage
NS886064 / DG3 5BP
Steady climb to up to Steygill then steep ascent followed by pleasant descent to the Enterkin Valley and gradual rising path East Mount Lowther. return to original track via Thristane8mile / 12.9kmStrenuous
A
Leader
John
01387 270153
Saturday, 21st April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:20am at Access to forest on A701
NT055127 / DG10 9LT
A short walk has been arranged to the bench, erected in memory of Bernie McDougall, at Annandale Head (about 3 miles). For those who wish to go further , our walk will continue to the Crown of Scotland. This will incorporate Chalk Ridge, Barncorse Knowe, Foal Burn Head and the source of the Tweed. Paths and rough hillside.8mile / 12.9kmModerate
B
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Sunday, 22nd April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Minor road in Gelston off B727
NX769586 / DG7 1SL
Past Gelston Castle to Torglass Hill to the Doach viewpoint and back via Glenyerrock. Doach plantations have some of the tallest Douglas Firs in Scotland. Tracks, roads and fields.8mile / 12.9kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Sunday, 22nd April
.9:45am at Gelston
NX769586 / DG7 1SL
Past Gelston Castle to Torglass Hill to the Doach viewpoint and back via Glenyerrock. Doach plantations have some of the tallest Douglas Firs in Scotland. Tracks, roads and fields.8mile / 12.9kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Saturday, 28th April
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:40am at Car park near Lochbank Cottage
NX908683 / DG2 8ED
Half Day WalkFrom Kissock to Troston then through the forest over Locharthur Hill. Roads and forest tracks.6mile / 9.7kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Tuesday, 1st May
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:15pm at Road near Corncockle Cottage
NY090870 / DG11 1EW
Evening WalkWalk on paths and tracks4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Anne
01387 263754
Saturday, 5th May
9am at Broom's Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Car park on A712
NX489721 / DG8 7BL
From car par kvia forest tracksand paths. Climb to Murray's Monument7mile / 11.3kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Marion W
01387 261969
Sunday, 6th May
9am at Broom's road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Car park in Dufton
NY689249 / CA16 6DE
Linear walk from Dufton to Murton via the Nick. tracks and paths.13mile / 20.9kmStrenuous
B
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Wednesday, 9th May
6:45pm at Broom's Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7pm at Car park at New Abbey
NX964663 / DG2 8BX
Walk from New Abbey along tracks and fields to Airds Point. Can be muddy4mile / 6.4kmEasy
C
Leader
Marion G
01387 254334
Sunday, 13th May
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at NT car Park Buttermere
NY176170 / CA13 9UZ
A super ridge walk taking in red Pike, High Stile and High Crag. Accessing the ridge by way of Crummock Water. Using NT car park8.5mile / 13.7kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Tuesday, 15th May
.7:15pm at Parking in Dunscore
NX866847 / DG2 0ST
Evening walkWalk around Dunscore on footways and tracks followed by a Historical talk on Jane Haining4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Monica
01387270153
Saturday, 19th May
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at New Lanark Visitor Centre
NS881425 / ML11 9DF
A riverside walk from the visitor centre and returning via Lanark and including possible sightings of peregrine falcons, wood carvings, rose garden and Wallace's monument. May be muddy in places.7.5mile / 12.1kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Peter
01387 320519
Sunday, 20th May
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:15am at Car park Gatehouse of Fleet
NX599562 / DG7 2WB
Bluebell walk starting in Gatehouse and visiting Kelliegowan Wood,Mount Pisga and Castramon Wood.8mile / 12.9kmStrenuous
C+
Leader
Sarah
01557815287
Wednesday, 23rd May
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:20pm at Penpont near school
NX849945 / DG3 4BH
Evening WalkWalk through deciduous and conifrous woods with a steady climb up forest tracks to Capenoch Loch.Fine views of the Nith Valley on descent. Mainly woodland paths with some parts muddy.4.5mile / 7.2kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Irene
01848 331866
Sunday, 27th May
10am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Comlongon Castle
NY077689 / DG1 4NA
Social Walk A flat pleasant stroll to 14th century Comlongon Castle and back through Comlongon Wood. A peek in the Castle and gardens if no wedding taking place. Roads and tracks suitable for trainers if dry. Possible to have lunch at Hetland Garden Centre.4mile / 6.4kmEasy
C
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Tuesday, 29th May
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:30pm at Car park at Balcary Hotel
NX820494 / DG7 1QZ
Evening WalkWalk around Balcary. Can be muddy4.5mile / 7.2kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Harvey
01577 331424
Saturday, 2nd June
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Car park on minor road off Jnc 42 of M6
NY435514 / CA4 0AH
Walk follows the River Petteril south through woods then fields to the village of Wreay. Early lunch stop ( pub excellent) and time to explore the unique church of St Mary's and the Sarah Losh Heritage Centre before heading back by road and fields.5mile / 8.1kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Winsome
01387 268903
Sunday, 3rd June
8:30am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:40am at Parking near Kirkbride Cottage Minor road off A75 west of Gatehouse
NX564555 / DG7 2HE
Walk over several tops ( Mill Knock, Ben John,Barholm Hill and Cairnharrow) Mostly on open hillside with rocks and heather with some minor road walking to finish.8mile / 12.9kmStrenuous
B
Leader
John
01387 270153
Wednesday, 6th June
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:15pm at Parking on minor road near Newbridge
NX947791 / DG2 0HZ
Evening WalkWalk from Newbridge along Cluden Water and return using riverside paths.4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Angus
01387 721842
Saturday, 9th June
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Car park near Stinchar Bridge
NX396957 / KA19 7NT
Adventure Walk Galloway Forest ParkStarting at the Stinchar Bridge ascending to Cornish Hill then up along the Water of Girvan to the Cargale and the return path.8mile / 12.9kmModerate
B
Leader
Sarah
01557815287
Tuesday, 12th June
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:20pm at Car park in Moffat
NT083048 / DG10 9ER
Evening Walk MoffatAtroll round Gallow Hill north of Moffat with good views for little effort. Tracks, fields and road4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409848
Saturday, 16th June
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Whinlatter Forest car park
NY208245 / CA12 5TW
Mainly good tracks and paths through forest and across hillside with good views to South West Scotland and the Lake District. Gradual ascents and descents throughout walk. Visitor centre and cafe. Parking charge.5mile / 8.1kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Grace
01387 266202
Sunday, 17th June
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Bridge over Moffat Water off A708
NT107042 / DG10 9QP
Walk along the Roman and Reivers Way using forest tracks and paths. Climb to Crofts Head and return via Gateshaw Rigg.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
B
Leader
Eric
07966834975
Wednesday, 20th June
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:10pm at Minor road at Kikton
NX976815 / DG1 1SS
Circular walk on grassy paths and levees near River Nith4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Grace
01387 266202
Saturday, 23rd June
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Ardwall Mains car park
NX970634 / DG2 8DH
Up and down Criffel from Ardwall Mains (the shortest route). Great views of Dumfries and the Nith estuary. A steep section that will be taken at a nice easy pace. Paths, hillside and a boggy bit.4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
B
Leader
Karen
07901 338597
Tuesday, 26th June
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:10pm at Car park in Lochmaben
NY081827 / DG11 1PP
Walk from Lochmaben to Marlake returning via Castle Loch. Paths and minor roads4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Eric
07966834975

 

 

 

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