NEW! St Ninian's Way (incl. GPX!)

Description:

Another very long walk. You really don't have to do it all in one go! The St Ninian’s Way is dedicated to the memory of this early Christian saint and missionary, often known as the Apostle to the Southern Picts. There is as of yet little information on the difficulties of the terrain.

Starting at the ancient cathedral in Carlisle in England, St Ninian’s Way goes north across the border into Scotland and west to Whithorn and St Ninian’s Chapel. The Way proceeds north west and along the Ayrshire coast following the major part of the Ayrshire Coastal Path to Paisley and Glasgow, then mainly along canal paths and quiet roads tracking the John Muir Way to Falkirk, Linlithgow and  South Queensferry. From there on the St Margaret’s Way takes over for the remaining 65 kms to St Andrews.

All in all about 500-550 kms of diverse and spectacular scenery.

St Ninian's Way
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Stages:

  1. Start Part 1: Carlisle - Gretna 18 km
  2. Gretna - Annan 18 km
  3. Annan - Bankhead 21 km
  4. Bankhead - Dumfries 17 km
  5. Dumfries- Castle Douglas 28 km
  6. Castle Douglas - Kirkcudbright 17 km
  7. Kirkcudbright - Gatehouse of Fleet 22 km
  8. Gatehouse of Fleet - Creetown 19 km
  9. Creetown - Newton Stewart 12 km
  10. Newton Stewart - Wigtown 13 km
  11. Wigtown - Garlieston 14 km
  12. Garlieston - Whithorn 12 km
  13. The Whithorn Circuit 13 km
  14. Start Part 2: Whithorn - Mochrum 15 km
  15. Mochrum - Glenluce 26 km
  16. Glenluce - New Luce 8 km
  17. New Luce - Barrhill 21 km
  18. Barrhill - Colmonell 12 km
  19. Colmonell - Girvan 17 km
  20. Girvan - Maybole 24 km
  21. Maybole - Ayr 24 km
  22. Ayr - Troon 11 km
  23. Troon - Kilwinning 20 km
  24. Kilwinning - Lochwinnoch 20 km
  25. Lochwinnoch - Paisley 16 km
  26. Paisley - Glasgow 21 km
  27. Glasgow - Kirkintilloch 18 km
  28. Kirkintilloch - Falkirk 28 km
  29. Falkirk - Linlithgow 15 km
  30. Linlithgow - South Queensferry 24 km

For the remaining 65 kms to St Andrews you take the St Margaret’s Way: https://www.thewayofstandrews.com/route/routes-and-photos/st-margarets-way/