We have fond memories of doing this walk as youngsters with stop offs at shell beach and, what was then the Post Office and general store and now is, The Ark for ices creams! It is ideal for everyone with (on the whole) fairly level, man made paths or tarmac and not much in the way of hills. You can do it in either direction but we recommend starting from Rockcliffe as there is a good sized car park (and you can get an ice cream at The Ark half way round!).
Time Allow 25 Minutes each way. Distance Approx 2.5 miles
|Pier at Rockcliffe overlooked by the Mote of Mark|
|The path follows the shoreline at this point and passes two lovely, typically local granite Victorian cottages|
Boulder Signpost for Kippford as modelled by Murphy
|The path winds through National Trust for Scotland woodland|
Note: Dog owners please be aware that although very pretty, the shells can cut soft paws!
|Shell Beach Kippford looking South towards Hestan Island|
View looking up the Estuary from Rough Firth, North towards Palnackie
|Funny Faces along the side of the road at Rough Firth|
|The yacht club pontoon and moorings, Kippford - Urr Estuary|