Total distance – 2 kilometres
Ascent – 40 metres
Walking conditions – Good footpath up very gentle grassy slope
Time required – 1 to 1.5 hours
Nearest town – Castle Douglas
Loch Ken is one of the nicest parts of Kirkcudbrightshire and home to the Galloway Kite Trail. There are lots of walks and other outdoor pursuits to be had along the way. Whilst driving along Loch Ken we pulled into a layby at the Loch Ken Holiday Park (about halfway along Loch Ken on the eastern shore) to look at our map. It was then that we spotted the sign for the Parton Walk footpath.
Without a moment’s hesitation we got out of the car, crossed the road and joined the footpath. After a 1 Km walk and with only 40 m of ascent on this cold, bright and beautiful day, we made it to the fantastic viewpoint just in time for elevenses. Nowadays, elevenses is an underused term which we are trying our best to resurrect for no other reason than it provides us with another opportunity to eat biscuits during the day.