St Ninian's Way + GPX

Distance: 485 km Grade: 2

St Ninian's Way
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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.

Starting at the ancient cathedral in Carlisle, the route goes north across the border into Scotland and west to Whithorn and St Ninian’s Chapel. From there to Glasgow the Way (also known as the "Whithorn Way") proceeds north west and along the Ayrshire coast following the major part of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. From Glasgow, mainly along canal paths and quiet roads St Ninian's Way tracks 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.

Stages (on the map):

  1. Start Part 1: Carlisle - Gretna 18 km
  2. Gretna - Annan 18 km
  3. Annan - Bankend 21 km
  4. Bankend - 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 (The Whithorn Circuit 13 km)
  13. Start Part 2: Whithorn - Mochrum 15 km (Whithorn Way)
  14. Mochrum - Glenluce 26 km (Whithorn Way)
  15. Glenluce - New Luce 8 km (Whithorn Way)
  16. New Luce - Barrhill 21 km (Whithorn Way)
  17. Barrhill - Colmonell 12 km (Whithorn Way)
  18. Colmonell - Girvan 17 km (Whithorn Way)
  19. Girvan - Maybole 24 km (Whithorn Way)
  20. Maybole - Ayr 24 km (Whithorn Way)
  21. Ayr - Troon 11 km (Whithorn Way)
  22. Troon - Kilwinning 20 km (Whithorn Way)
  23. Kilwinning - Lochwinnoch 20 km (Whithorn Way)
  24. Lochwinnoch - Paisley 16 km (Whithorn Way)
  25. Paisley - Glasgow 21 km (Whithorn Way)
  26. Glasgow - Kirkintilloch 18 km
  27. Kirkintilloch - Falkirk 28 km
  28. Falkirk - Linlithgow 15 km
  29. 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/