Rascarrel Bay, Auchencairn

A few miles east of Kirkcudbright, along the A711 coast road towards Dalbeattie, you will come across the village of Auchencairn. At the bridge, take the minor road ahead and travel right to the end (just after Balcary Bay Hotel. From the car park follow the signs to take to on a spectacular cliff-top walk with views over the Solway coast and beyond. The circular route of around 13km takes you to Rascarrel Bay and follows on to Loch Mackie. More info on the Walking Scotland website