Circular farmland and moorland walk. 11km/7miles. Allow 4 hours
Roadside pavement, minor road, hard surface and grass track. Stile and kissing gates.
Moderate. Stout shoes or boots recommended.
Parking is available at the car park in the centre of Gatehouse of Fleet.
Start From the car park, turn right along the High Street towards the Clock Tower. Turn left at the Clock Tower into Castramont Road then right opposite a paddock into a quiet lane. Turn left at the end, passing the golf course and Barlay Mill, once the home of the Faed family. The Faeds were successful 19th century artists. John Faed’s ‘View over Gatehouse’ is in the Mill on the Fleet. At the Y-junction take the right fork on to the Laurieston road. Follow the road uphill past broadleaved woodlands and onto open moorland with fine views of the Fleet Valley and Estuary. On a good day the Isle of Man is clearly visible beyond the inshore Isles of Fleet. On reaching Laghead Farm, turn left and follow the road between farm buildings. Head down through pleasant farmland to Lagg Farm. Beyond this the track meets the road for Gatehouse, where you turn left. Follow this for about 1.5km/1mile until you meet a sign on your right for the EMU Walk. Follow the path through the kissing gates, past the cemetery and back onto the High Street.
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