Bargrennen to Dalry

There are no facilities along any part of this route, Bargrennen to Dalry, the path will take you across moorland, into forests and along some boggy tracks.

The walk begins on the A714. Cross the bridge over the River Cree and take the path through the woodland. After this you come to a minor road, more woodland and another minor road along the banks of the River Minnoch, until you reach the bridge that crosses the river at Holm. Here the Holm meets the Water of Trool, follow the path a short distance and cross another bridge which leads up to Stroan Bridge Café and Visitor’s Centre.

Follow the Waters of Trool until you reach Loch Trool, follow the loch and you’ll see the path that goes down towards Glenhead Burn. Keep to the South side of the Burn and climb up through the plantation and back down to the Burn. The Galloway Hills are on either side of you as you cross the open fields. Go into some woodland and cross the White Laggan Burn, which is a short distance from the White Laggan Burn Bothy, if you want to camp here for the night. Pass the ruins of the Black Laggan and start to go downhill towards the Black Water of Dee. Take the left fork at the road, cross the bridge and turn right and then cross the slopes to Clattering Shores.

Follow the Shore until the path turns away from it to the left and then take the path across open fields and into the forest to the Hog Park Strand Burn. Go through a gate, leaving the forest and cross Shield Rigg which leads to a minor road through the fields and woodlands towards Garroch Burn Valley. Cross the Garroch Burn, over the footbridge and begin the climb up to the cairn at Waterside Hill where you’ll get views of Dalry.

Walk down the hill and cross the A762, and into the countryside and then over the bridge and you have arrived at the village of Dalry.
Dalry is a small town between the River Garnock and the waters of The Caaf and The Rye. Visit Margaret’s Parish Church.