3.2 miles 1h 20m ascent probably zero
“Watch warily for the dragoons as you come to the narrows of the Loch,” she said “and bide not at Kenmuir. For if there by mounted muskets in all the neighbourhood it is at the Kenmuir they will be found.” S R Crockett.
A stroll around the northern part of the nature reserve, the path running along the top of a levee. It would be possible to return along the road into NewGalloway but we instead returned along the same route once we reached the A712 near the bridge over the Ken.
It was tempting to leave the path to get a better look at some flowers but I suspect it was very wet down there. Meadowsweet, knapweed, meadow thistle and marsh woundwort were present in abundance.
Sweep stayed surprisingly clean for a while but then jumped into deep mud and looked as though his lower half had been dipped in black paint. The Mill Burn though proved too tempting for him so he was clean (but wet) by the time we were back at the car.