From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present

Portpatrick to Black Head

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Dumfries and Galloway
54°50'42.1"N 5°07'27.4"W
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Portpatrick to Black Head follows the cliff path south from Portpatrick and follows the Southern Upland Way.

The start is at Portpatrick Harbour and climb the steps towards the Portpatrick Hotel on the cliff top. The path proceeds between Dunskey Golf Course and the cliff edge. North Witch Rock a few minutes into the walk and the location of a new “eco” house which was featured on Grand Designs.

Once you reach the end of the golf course, the path descends steeply to Sandeel Bay from where the path leads round a small headland to Lairds Bay with its unusual cable house. From here you can detour inland through Dunskey Glen and back to Portpatrick if you prefer a shorter and easier walk.

The path continues with a few more ups and downs to reach Killantringan Lighthouse.