Mull of Galloway Trail

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Mull of Galloway Trail
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Mull of Galloway headland.
Length59 km (37 mi)[1]
LocationDumfries and Galloway, Scotland
DesignationScotland's Great Trails
TrailheadsMull of Galloway54°38′06″N 4°51′22″W / 54.635°N 4.856°W / 54.635; -4.856
Glenapp, Ballantrae55°01′41″N 5°00′54″W / 55.028°N 5.015°W / 55.028; -5.015
UseHiking
Elevation
Elevation gain/loss480 metres (1,570 ft) gain[1]
Hiking details
WaymarkYes
Websitehttps://www.mullofgallowaytrail.co.uk/

The Mull of Galloway Trail is a coastal long-distance path in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The route, which is 59 km long,[1] runs along the coast from Glenapp near Ballantrae (where the trail links with the Ayrshire Coastal Path) to the Mull of Galloway.[2][3] The path was developed by the Rotary Club of Stranraer, who maintain the route on a voluntary basis. It opened in 2012, and is now designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish Natural Heritage. It also forms part of the International Appalachian Trail.[1][3]

The northern section of the route, between Stranraer and Glenapp section was previously designated as the Loch Ryan Coastal Path, with the southern section to the Mull being added later. Waymarking on the northern section is still (as of 2018) distinct from the newer southern section.[2]

A marathon, also organised by the Rotary Club of Stranraer, is held annually along the southern section of the route between Mull of Galloway and Stranraer. A shorter 16 kilometres (10 mi) race is also run: this route starts in Sandhead to also finish in Stranraer.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Trails". Scotland's Great Trails. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  2. ^ a b "Mull of Galloway Trail". Scotland's Great Trails. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ a b "Mull of Galloway Trail". Rotary Club of Stranraer. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ "Stranraer Rotary Mull of Galloway Marathon Trail". Rotary Club of Stranraer. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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