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Exploring the Natural Wonders.
Unveiling Southerness' Walks and Trails.

Where To Go Around Southerness?


Tucked away on the southern coast of Scotland, Southerness is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. This charming seaside village boasts a stunning landscape characterized by breathtaking coastal vistas, tranquil woodlands, and picturesque beaches.

To make the most of your visit, we'll guide you through the most enchanting walks and trails around Southerness, which offer a perfect blend of natural beauty and wildlife encounters. Let's embark on a journey to explore the wonders of this stunning region.

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Southerness - Our Favourite Trails

Southerness Beach Walk

Starting our journey with the crown jewel of Southerness, the Southerness Beach Walk offers a picturesque experience. As you stroll along the golden sands of this beautiful beach, you'll be captivated by the stunning views of the Solway Firth, with its wide horizons and ever-changing seascapes. Keep an eye out for seabirds and, if you're lucky, dolphins and seals. This walk is ideal for a leisurely stroll, beachcombing, or even a refreshing swim on a sunny day.

Southerness Lighthouse Trail

The iconic Southerness Lighthouse is a must-visit landmark. The trail to the lighthouse takes you through fragrant gorse-covered dunes and windswept terrain. The lighthouse itself is a stunning white tower that stands as a sentinel of the sea. From the top of the lighthouse, you can enjoy panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding countryside. This walk is both educational and visually rewarding.

RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve

Just a short drive from Southerness, the RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. With well-maintained paths and hides, this reserve offers an opportunity to spot a wide array of bird species, including oystercatchers, lapwings, and barnacle geese. In the winter, thousands of geese flock to the reserve, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. It's an ideal place for birdwatchers and photographers.

Criffel Circular Walk

For those seeking a bit more of a challenge, the Criffel Circular Walk presents a more rugged terrain. Criffel, a hill that dominates the skyline to the north of Southerness, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Solway Firth and the Lake District in England. The 6-mile circular route takes you through enchanting woodlands and pastures. It's recommended to be prepared with sturdy hiking boots and a sense of adventure.

Rockcliffe To Kippford Coastal Walk

A short drive away, the Rockcliffe to Kippford Coastal Walk is a coastal path that takes you through rocky shores, woodlands, and charming villages. This walk offers a delightful combination of coastal views and lush forests, making it perfect for families and nature lovers. You'll pass by historical sites, such as Mote of Mark and Orchardton Tower, giving a glimpse into the region's rich history.

Places To Eat In Southerness

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Ice Cream Parlours

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Coastal Bar & Restaurant, Southerness, DG2 8AZ, UK
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Coastal Bar & Restaurant

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Paul Jones Hotel, Southerness, Dumfries, DG2 8AZ, UK
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Paul Jones Hotel

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Southerness Lighthouse

Escaping To Nature

Southerness is a paradise for those who appreciate the beauty of nature, the tranquility of the sea, and the charm of coastal villages. From the serene Southerness Beach Walk to the adventurous Criffel Circular Walk, there's a trail for every type of explorer.

Whether you're a birdwatcher, a hiker, or simply someone seeking the therapeutic benefits of nature, the walks and trails around Southerness offer an unforgettable experience. So, put on your walking shoes, breathe in the fresh sea air, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this enchanting corner of Scotland.