Redkirk To Baurch

Low Level Walks
This is a 10km circular walking passing through town, merse and farmland settings. It wakes around 2.5 hours to complete and consists of quiet road, farm track, rough path and gates. It is off moderate difficulty and boots are recommended
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About Redkirk To Baurch

Parking can be found by following from the main crossroads in Gretna turn down Central Avenue. Pass the library, and the car park entrance is immediately after the first road to the left (Union Road). If this is full there is another behind the Richard Greenhow Centre that has public toilets.

To start, continue to the end of Central Avenue and turn right following National Cycle Route 7 until you reach the left turn for Redkirk. Follow this road through the hamlet and turn right through the kissing gate on the farm track just after the corrugated iron barns. Follow this double-hedged track and at the junction continue straight ahead on the grass track and through a second gate.

Pass through two right angle bends (views to Lake District) followed by a Z bend and two gates to reach the track junction below Baurch Farm. Turn left through the gate and climb the hedged track that soon starts to descend towards the sea. At the end of the track pass through the left hand gate to join the path along the merse. This section is uneven and you will need to take care.

On meeting the burn turn left towards the flood bank to reach the crossing point. Continue along the foot of the flood bank, moving up to the terrace between the two sloping sections. When you reach the track over the flood bank follow it to reach the gate to the farm track. Pass through two gates to reach the track junction; turn right to return to the Redkirk road, where a left turn takes you back through the hamlet to the T-junction. Turn right to return to Gretna.

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