Walking & Hiking

You’ll find walks to keep your whole family happy in the grounds at Drumlanrig Castle in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway. Sadly, many of our way-marked walks were damaged by Storm Arwen but the forestry teams are working hard at re-instating them and in the meantime they have created a brand new walk!

In addition to the way-marked woodland walks, there are miles of estate roads with beautiful scenery like views of the River Nith.  You will discover a variety of habitats and features that make Drumlanrig so unique. See if you can spot one of our red squirrels while you’re enjoying the outdoor life.

family walking with Castle in background
Castle view from Mount Malloch

Arwen's Trail

A new addition to our way-marked walks emerging in the wake of 2021 Storm Arwen. This strenuous uphill hike peaks at Mount Malloch viewpoint with views over the Estate and Castle. On the climb and descent, enjoy historic Victorian footpaths, some wonderful trees including a Giant Sequoia and the first Douglas firs in Scotland. The walk also passes Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Leaping Arches’.

Path Diversions/Closures/Updates

Please keep up-to-date with future diversions/closures below:

11.04.2022 – Please note there will be a diversion on Arwen’s Trail from 12 – 21 April while essential bridge maintenance work is completed. Please follow the diversion signs which will be in place.  Thank you.   Work continues on the remaining paths and trails.  Thank you for your patience

3.03.2022 – New Walk

We hope you enjoy our new walk – Arwen’s Trail.  Please stick to please stick to the waymarked path as we continue working on the remaining walks and trails.  Unauthorised entry to other areas will result in delays.

20.01.2022 Update

We would like to thank everyone for their patience as the Estate continues to work on the aftermath of Storm Arwen.

We do hope to have some positive news in the next few weeks or so but in the meantime please note that the woodland walks and trails remain CLOSED.

There are, however, lots of other lovely walks around the Estate which avoid the woodlands. We would thoroughly recommend walking the way-marked cycle route 1. The Riverside – a 3km circular route, popular for staff at lunch time! (you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3rBIQM4)

Thank you again for your patience.

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