Walking Festival

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Today I finished planting all 14 varieties of potatoes. Whist busy, the first summer swallows twittered to me that they had returned to their nests in the barn. The thrushes were grateful for the slugs I threw into the grass and the red squirrel was helping himself to nuts from the box in the tree.

It is the best time of year in Scotland and the views are amazing. Cosses Country House is just the place to stay to go walking. The 12th annual Walkfest in and around Galloway is from the 9th – 15th May

Newton Stewart Walking Festival


The woods are now lined with bluebells and we have dog friendly accommodation



The first section of the Ayrshire Coastal Path has wonderful views to Ireland, Mull of Kityre, Ailsa Craig and Isle of Arran

Ayrshire Coastal Path


The Pigrims Way, Carrick Way and many other local hill, beach and woodland walks begin from Cosses country House or are within easy reach.

The Carrick Way is in development and comprises of a 100 mile circular route around the hills of North and South Carrick.

The route will be accessible from 3 railway stations – Girvan, Maybole and Barrhill.

The route provides access to a diverse range of landscapes, from forest and upland landscapes to intensive agriculture and coast.

The Southern section of the Way could potentially link to the Southern Upland Way and the northern section of the Way could potentially link to Ayr and beyond. There is also potential to link east to Loch Doon and routes in East Ayrshire.







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