Galloway is blessed with rolling countryside, dense woodland and craggy hills, making it a fantastic destination for hikers and walkers. Fringed by the stunning Solway Firth coastline, the region boasts breath-taking clifftop views and beach routes for relaxed walks, as well as more challenging ascents up local peaks.

Whatever your preference, Galloway’s got you covered. Here are some picks of hikes and walks to enjoy during your stay at Ernespie House hotel.


The summit of screel hill commands mesmerising panoramas across the firth. Primarily a rocky pursuit even with a modest altitude of 344m. This is a truly rugged landscape with heather, bracken
and rocky outcrops.
Sturdy foot wear and appropriate layers are needed to protect you against the elements.
Walk - 3.5 miles
Allow 2.5 hrs for the pleasure

Threave Castle and Gardens

Threave gardens and castle are a jewel in the crown. Managed by the National Trust of Scotland the gardens provide woodland and farm walks. They also have a great onsite horticultural school and a
variety of wildlife can be observed from the bird hides and the Ospreys viewing deck. Perfect for families and a relaxed afternoon in the countryside. During the summer months you can take the custodians boat across the water to the castle
2.5 miles

Rockcliffe to Kippford

This picture-perfect coastal walk offers breath taking views of the Solway Firth, with views looking out to The Isle of Man and the Lake District. Starting in the quaint seaside village of Rockcliffe, the
circular walk follows The Muckle Walk and Jubilee Path through woodland and along the coast to Kippford.
4.0 miles
2.5 hours


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