Activities
Hugh Paton Walk in Pictures PDF Print E-mail
Walking
The Hugh Paton Path

The Hugh Paton Memorial Path was one of the major achievements of the Auchencairn Initiative in 2005. It was officially opened on May 13th 2006 by the former Lord-Lieutenant Sir Norman Arthur and Mrs. Paton.

This is a photographic walk around the Hugh Paton Path which goes across Auchencairn Bay, to Red Ha'en then Torr Point and down into Orchardton Bay. It was shot in October 2005. 

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Ranger Led Walks PDF Print E-mail
Walking
Arranged by Dumfries and Galloway Council, these highly recommended walks are designed to encourage care and enthusiasm for all aspects of wildlife and interest in local history. They are very informal and range from short walks aimed at children to longer hikes. A nominal fee is charged for some walks but most are free. There are too many to list here and they cover the entire D&G area but a free leaflet with all the details is available from local librarys or tourist information centres.
 
Walk - Red Haven (Reid Ha'en) and Torr Point 1.5 - 3 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
Red Haven Bay,or "Reid Ha'en" as it is known locally, is Auchencairn's swimming place and sandy beach. Two recently built bird hides add extra interest to this short tour of the bay. If 1.5 miles is too far, there is limited parking at Old Torr Cottage. No special footwear is required but it can be muddy.
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Walk - Balcary and Rascarrel 1.5 - 8 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
This is a very popular area for walking and deservedly so, with fine sea views and spectacular cliffs teaming with bird life. There are so many options available on this walk that you can vary the time and distance travelled from a very short walk to one of several hours. Walking boots are recommended.
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Walk - Screel Hill and Bengairn 6 - 7 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
When travelling almost anywhere in the Stewartry, two of the best known landmarks are nearly always visible. These are the hills of Screel and Bengairn, situated north of Auchencairn. These hills may be walked separately or taken as one project depending on the time at your disposal. Walking boots are strongly recomended.
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Walk - Mains of Collin - 3.5 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
This is another walk using quiet country lanes and minor roads - a good strong pair of shoes is recommended as the road surface is rough in places.
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Walk - Mill Road - 1.5 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
This is a short stroll using minor roads and is a very pleasant way to spend a half hour or so. No special footwear is required.
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Cycling PDF Print E-mail
Cycling

The North Solway coast is covered with quiet, rolling country roads that take you past hills, lochs, castles, towers and stately homes, through villages, towns and dark forests that open out to reveal bright sea vistas of the Solway Firth and distant Cumbrian Mountains.


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Horse Riding PDF Print E-mail
Horse Riding
Auchenfad Riding Establishment provides riding facilities and organises trips in and around Auchencairn Bay.
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Birds and Wildlife PDF Print E-mail
Bird Watching
Our area is rich in wildlife as exemplified by the quantity and diversity of its birds.
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Bowling PDF Print E-mail
Bowling
Auchencairn has a well kept green with an active club which always welcomes new members and visitors.
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Curling PDF Print E-mail
Curling

Active from September - March each year.

The Curling Club uses the local Loch Mackie - cold weather permiting (not very often these days), or a local ice rink.

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NSA Volunteer News PDF Print E-mail
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National Scenic Area Countryside Team

Ian Brown is the new Sulwath Connections National Scenic Area Communities Ranger. The post is supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund. 
Ian will be promoting and encouraging the enjoyment of Dumfries and Galloway’s three National Scenic Areas by locals and visitors, and organising volunteers to maintain and improve these beautiful landscapes.

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