New Rhins Coastal Path

02/09/2015 10:00

Plans are well advanced for the creation of a new Rhins Coastal Path which will follow the North Rhins coastline joining up with the Southern Upland Way adjacent to Killantringan Lighthouse. Following the Southern Upland Way to Portpatrick the new route will continue southwards on the West Rhins eventually reaching the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point in Scotland.

Dumfries & Galloway Council already has agreements in place with the various landowners and it is hoped that the necessary funding will be secured in early course.

This will be a very scenic walking trail with views of the Ayrshire coast, Ailsa Craig and Arran as well as Northern Ireland. There will be opportunities to appreciate the wild life and the many varieties of wild flowers along the path.

There is no doubt that this is an exciting development which will enhance the experiences of walkers in the area. With the new route joining the Mull of Galloway Trail at its southern end and the connections to the Southern Upland Way there will be a wide choice of walks of varying lengths in the Rhins Peninsula.

The Mull of Galloway Trail has attracted tourists to the area which has benefitted local businesses and the new path will certainly help to bring even more visitors to a part of the country where employment continues to be high.