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DGOAT Newsletter Spring 2019

This spring brings mixed news. Good news first. Work has begun on the Long-Distance Path on the west coast of The Rhins of Galloway which is the first stage of the Dumfries and Galloway’s ambition to have a coastal path all the way from Gretna to Cairnryan, all 200 (roughly) miles of our coastline. There… Read more…

Garlies Castle: Core Path 428

‘What is a path?’

If I asked a room full of people ‘What is a path?’. I’m fairly certain I would get quite a few different descriptions. And that wouldn’t surprise me. Because everyone has had different experience of walking a path. These range from a walk in Dock Park or the Crichton grounds to a Spring climb up… Read more…

Newsletter – Autumn 2018

Autumn in some respects, for me, matches spring as an ideal time to walk and enjoy the countryside. The light is still good on clear days, the midges are gone, there are opportunities to hear the stag roar and nature’s harvest is there to tingle taste buds. But not all news is cheerful. A report… Read more…