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Penninghame Pond

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Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

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An easy walk with peaceful views over the pond

This is a great place for a breath of fresh air in lovely surroundings. There are no waymarked trails, but a good network of paths through the woodland and leading to peaceful views over the pond.

The paths are firm, wide and mainly flat, with no slopes greater than 5% (1 in 20). There’s a bridge over the pond that’s slightly narrower than the paths, with a low step.

Walking trails

Walking

Pond Path (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is currently closed whilst our staff assess and clear the damage caused from the recent adverse weather conditions

A gentle circuit of tranquil Penninghame Pond and Castle Stewart Burn, where you can admire the myriad wildlife in solitude. 

Firm gravel surface throughout, with some loose stones and slightly uneven sections. Largely flat with some short moderate slopes. Includes two bridges. Look out for vehicles along the track.

Easy trail grade icon
¾ miles / 1.2 km

Allow
½ hour

Facilities and access

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Picnic area
Picnic area

You’ll find public toilets and places to eat in Newton Stewart.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

From Newton Stewart follow the A714 towards Glentrool. Penninghame Pond is about 3 miles (4.8 km) along this road on the left hand side. Once you have turned off the main road, follow a short stretch of forest road to reach the car park at grid reference NX 376 693.

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Nearest postcodes: DG8 6RH

Public transport

Buses between Newton Stewart and Girvan pass the entrance to the forest. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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