Active Walkers are Welcome Towns
Accredited since: 2009
We run an annual walk festival in May each year. Our town is the perfect starting point for walks in the Galloway Hills, the rolling Galloway countryside, our extensive woodlands and rugged coast. The festival is the ideal introduction to The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere -an international recognition of the quality of the landscape and cultural and natural heritage of this part of south-west Scotland.
We have published a walking guide to our town and work with local businesses and accommodation providers to make sure walkers are always welcome.