Hill walking, hiking, rambling – whatever phrase you use, there is plenty of it to do around Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland. This blog isn’t about any one specific hike or walk but about 100 of them! Yes really!
What is the Core Paths List?
I’ve recently discovered the local council have published a Core Paths List, which doesn’t sound that exciting, but is in fact a list of key public access routes throughout Dumfries and Galloway and includes a downloadable PDF route description and localised map for all the cycling and footpaths in the region!
Everything in one place
No more poring over route books and wondering how long it will take to get to the start point or how long to finish – it is all here, collated together and just waiting for people to discover!
100 hiking and cycling routes
With over 100 routes to choose from, all you need to do is click on the interactive map – blue dots for walks, red dots for cycle routes – you will see the localised map that you can print and then you can download the PDF that includes instructions on where to park, the ease and terrain of the walk, whether it is circular walk or linear and the approximate time to complete the walk.
Accessible for all
Best of all there is a walk suitable for wheelchair users at Penninghame outside Newton Stewart, allowing everyone to get out and enjoy the amazing outdoors here in Dumfries and Galloway.