Dumfries has plenty of scenic walks to try, from short walks in Dumfries to longer walks in the countryside. Dumfries also has many social walking groups for you to join.
Social walking groups in Dumfries
If you fancy joining a walking group, Dumfries has so many to choose from.
Nithsdale Council of Voluntary Service
Walking groups every week around Lincluden and Dock Park Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at various times.
Contact the Hub on 01387 269161or Info@thehubdg.org.uk
Find out more about the walks by downloading the social walks leaflet. ( Download social walks leaflet here [210kb])
Margaret and Elaine's walking group
Three mile walks around Georgetown Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15pm. Contact Margaret Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loreburn Retirement Group
Longer walks from 4 - 6 miles. First and third Thursday of every month. Contact Margaret Wallace on 01387 263348
St. Mary's Buzz Club
Occasional walks around Dumfries town centre
Contact email@example.com to find out more
Meet – Up Social Group
Social group organising occasional walking groups for ages 30-60.
Find out more online at Dumfries Social Group
Walks in Dumfries
Locharbriggs and Heathhall
Local Cycle Route 10 runs from Dumfries Rail Station north on to Edinburgh Road out to Locharbriggs and Heathhall.
North West Dumfries
From North West Dumfries take a walk along National Cycle Route 7 easterly over the Connect 2 Queen of the South viaduct to Nunholm. Enjoy the beautiful views of the River Nith from the Bridge. Walk westerly along the Maxwelltown Railway Cycle Path for scenic views over Dumfries and Galloway.
From Troqueer take a walk along the riverside path to the town centre and along to Mavis Grove providing scenic views over to Kingholm Quay.
Kingholm Quay and the Crichton
Take a walk along the eastern bank of the River Nith to Kingholm Quay. From here you access the beautiful grounds of the Crichton Business Park.
The Craig's Ridge Maidenbower path connects Georgetown with the Crichton Business Park, Dumfries College and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
Walks around Dumfries
Download the Walking in Dumfries and New Abbey booklet to find out about walks to try out around Dumfries. Download here [819kb].