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Historic walks and rights of way abound in the Douglas valley. From historic drove roads & sheiling tracks, to miners paths, the hills and dales around Douglas and Glespin have been well trodden for centuries. Our aim through the Real Group is to record, enhance, enable safe access, restore and maintain these pathways. We also aim to encourage future ongoing sustainable use of them, for the benefit, both of health and wellbeing and of the valley as a whole. We wish to preserve the past and encourage use for the future.

(walking page under construction so please bear with us)


Wallace's Caves 

This walk takes about an hour from Douglas, and an hour back.

Can be accessed from Curly Brae, Blue Bridge Right of way or parking at Douglas West community woodland.

( these points to be updated )


Crossing the railway line ( this path has been renewed by Scottish Coal )

Crossing the Poniel Water by this footbridge

Carry on past the Greensheild's Grave's ( keep following the forestry line to the left )

Looking from Wallace's Caves back along your walking route

Various views of the cave and crevices

Plenty of nice spots for a picnic or rest before you head back towards Douglas

All information on old paths and ideas for improvements of path networks are asked for.  Please don't leave it to someone else. YOUR views and memories count.  

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