GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rockcliffe to Kippford Walk

2 miles (3.3 km)

This circular walk takes you from the National Trust's Rockcliffe to nearby Kippford in Dumfries and Galloway. It's a splendid stretch of coast with beaches, wildflowers and wonderful views across the Solway Firth. On the way look out for a variety of wading birds in the estuary and butterflies around the area's interesting flora.
The walk starts at the car park in Rockcliffe and first follows a section of the Jubilee Path to the 6th century Mote of Mark hill fort where there are fine views to enjoy. The route continues across Muckle Lands to Kippford village. Here you can enjoy a section along the estuary of theRiver Urr with views across Rough Firth to the bird sanctuary at Rough Island.

Postcode

DG5 4QQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Rockcliffe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rockcliffe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your exercise head north east to the expansive Dalbeattie Forestwhere there are miles of cycling and walking trails to enjoy.
Also not far is Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch, Loch Arthur and Mabie Forest.

Photos

Port Donnell, Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie - geograph.org.uk - 14411

Port Donnell, Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie. Beach on the estuary of Urr Water, taken from Rockcliffe village

Cottages on the sea front at Rockcliffe - geograph.org.uk - 2227171

Cottages on the sea front at Rockcliffe

Jetty at Auchenvhin - geograph.org.uk - 2040403

Jetty at Auchenvhin

Rough Island from Mote of Mark, near Dalbeattie - geograph.org.uk - 14417

Rough Island from Mote of Mark, near Dalbeattie. Mote of Mark is a 5th Century hill fort. Rough Island is a bird sanctuary, with a causeway passable at low tide, both protected by National Trust for Scotland.

Woodpecker Trail near Rockcliffe - geograph.org.uk - 382752

Woodpecker Trail near Rockcliffe. The rocky headland between Rockcliffe and Kippford is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, who have established the "Woodpecker Trail" between the two villages.

Coastal lane in Kippford - geograph.org.uk - 1953514

Coastal lane in Kippford

Kippford - geograph.org.uk - 1366183

Kippford

Looking towards the Yacht Club, Kippford - geograph.org.uk - 1933519

Looking towards the Yacht Club, Kippford

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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