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Bell’s Memorial

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Poignant viewpoint in the high hills of Galloway

Take the 'Hill Road' – the quiet road that links Glentrool and Straiton – to find this panoramic viewpoint and picnic site overlooking the highest of the Galloway Hills. Here you'll find a poignant memorial to David Bell. Bell was a passionate local cyclist who wrote about his many adventures in the saddle in a regular column in the Ayrshire Post between 1931 and his death in 1965, under the pen name The Highway Man.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets and places to eat and drink are in Straiton to the north or at Glentrool Visitor Centre to the south.

Getting here

Parking for Bell's Memorial is at a lay-by on the long, unclassified road between Straiton and Glentrool Village (known locally as the Hill Road).

From Straiton, head south along the road signposted for 'Newton Stewart' for 12 miles. From Glentrool Village, head north for 8 miles, keeping to the right when the road forks offering an alternative turning to 'Barr' and 'Crosshill'.

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DG8 6TB is the nearest postcode.

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0131 370 5900
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