Castle Douglas to Carlingwark Loch and Threave Gardens Walk
This walk takes you from Castle Douglas to Carlingwark Loch and then on to the beautiful Threave Estate and Gardens.
The Threave estate includes a number of waymarked walking trails taking you through the following estate sections:
Threave House, a restored Scottish baronial-style house which has been decorated and furnished in an authentic 1930s style.
Gardens - landscaped gardens with themed 'rooms' including a Secret Garden, Patio Garden, Sculpture Garden, Rockery, Rhododendron Garden, Azalea walk, a terraced Rose Garden and heather beds.
The Sculpture Garden - containing over 30 works by Scottish sculptors
Nature Reserve - with wetlands and woodlands.
Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Threave Gardens and Carlingwark Loch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Rockcliffe to Kippford Walk explores a beautiful area of National Trust owned land on the Rough Firth, a few miles south east of the loch. The area includes the 6th century Mote of Mark hillfort, lovely beaches and fine views across the Solway Firth.
To the east is the expansive Dalbeattie Forest where there's miles of walking paths and some fine mtb trails on huge granite slabs to try.