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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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The forest track that leads to the car park meets the A174 approximately 3.5 miles north of Newton Stewart atOrdnance Survey Grid Reference: NX 381 695The path is surfaced throughout and wide enough for two people to walk side by side. There are no gradients steeper than 5%(1:20). There are only two seats along the route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, August 2008 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The forest track that leads to the car park meets the  A174 approximately 3.5 miles north of Newton Stewart. 

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: NX 381 695

Information The forest track that leads to the car park meets the A174 approximately 3.5 miles north of Newton Stewart. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: NX 381 695

Beware of wheelchairs

Information Beware of wheelchairs

There is a small informal car park very close to the start of the walk.

CarPark There is a small informal car park very close to the start of the walk.

The quality of the path varies along the route. There are places where loose stone and an uneven surface may prove difficult for some people.

Surface The quality of the path varies along the route. There are places where loose stone and an uneven surface may prove difficult for some people.

The start of the walk is between two boulders by the information sign some 50 yards from the car park.

Start The start of the walk is between two boulders by the information sign some 50 yards from the car park.

Information for users

Information Information for users

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side for most of its length. The woodland environment has lots of shaded places where the light may be quite dim.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side for most of its length. The woodland environment has lots of shaded places where the light may be quite dim.

There are occasional side paths which lead to the pond and potential fishing spots.

Direction There are occasional side paths which lead to the pond and potential fishing spots.

A potential fishing spot shielded from the water by small bushes.

none A potential fishing spot shielded from the water by small bushes.

The walk passes through mixed deciduous and conifer woodland.

Path The walk passes through mixed deciduous and conifer woodland.

There are only two seats along the three quarter of a mile route.

Seat There are only two seats along the three quarter of a mile route.

There is one short gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about twenty metre but there is an alternative routes via a gentle ramp.

Gradient There is one short gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about twenty metre but there is an alternative routes via a gentle ramp.

A gentle ramp not steeper than 5% (1:20) by-passes the short steeper gradient.

Gradient A gentle ramp not steeper than 5% (1:20) by-passes the short steeper gradient.

A gentle ramp not steeper than 5% (1:20) by-passes the short steeper gradient.

Gradient A gentle ramp not steeper than 5% (1:20) by-passes the short steeper gradient.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side for most of its length.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side for most of its length.

In most places the path is smooth and even.

Surface In most places the path is smooth and even.

The path to a potential fishing spot.

none The path to a potential fishing spot.

A potential fishing spot.

none A potential fishing spot.

 

Path

The bridge across the pond is about 1m wide, slightly narrower than the main path.

Width The bridge across the pond is about 1m wide, slightly narrower than the main path.

There is a slight step going onto the bridge.

Step There is a slight step going onto the bridge.

There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge and many other points around the walk.

View There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge and many other points around the walk.

There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge.

View There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge.

There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge.

View There are very attractive views over the pond from the bridge.

The path surface is a little uneven in places.

Surface The path surface is a little uneven in places.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Side paths lead to the edge of the pond.

Direction Side paths lead to the edge of the pond.

Side paths lead to the edge of the pond.

Direction Side paths lead to the edge of the pond.

 

Path

There is an accessible picnic bench by a potential fishing spot.

Seat There is an accessible picnic bench by a potential fishing spot.

 

Path

The path from the pond rejoins the main path.

Path The path from the pond rejoins the main path.

Take the path to the left to follow the edge of the pond.

Path Take the path to the left to follow the edge of the pond.

 

Path

 

Path

The path from the pond rejoins the main path where it crosses straight over the forest road near the ford.

Direction The path from the pond rejoins the main path where it crosses straight over the forest road near the ford.

The walk shares the forest track for a short distance with cyclists, horse riders and some vehicles.

Information The walk shares the forest track for a short distance with cyclists, horse riders and some vehicles.

The circular  walk continues on the other side of the  forest track.

Direction The circular walk continues on the other side of the forest track.

The path surface can be a little uneven in places.

Surface The path surface can be a little uneven in places.

A level bridge crosses the burn

Path A level bridge crosses the burn

The path winds gentle through the conifer woodland

Path The path winds gentle through the conifer woodland

 

Path

The path winds gentle through the conifer woodland

Path The path winds gentle through the conifer woodland

The path rejoins the forest track about fifty metres from the car park.

Direction The path rejoins the forest track about fifty metres from the car park.

On a still day the pond mirrors the woodland.

View On a still day the pond mirrors the woodland.

The car park is in sight once you have rejoined the  forest track about fifty metres.

Direction The car park is in sight once you have rejoined the forest track about fifty metres.

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