Portpatrick is the Start or End point for the South Upland Way. This is a long distance 212 mile coast to coast walk to Cocksburnpath on the East coast.
I start today by following the path out of Portpatrick and along the coast to the lighthouse at Killantringan Bay where it then turns inland towards Stranraer. I follow the path until it crosses the road and this is where I part company with it.
After my previous excursions “off piste” I stick to the road.
There are some wonderful sounding bays and rocks along this coast. Knock Bay, Broadsea Bay, Dounan Bay, Dally Bay and Scabby’s Loup, Barny’s Leap, Bloody Rock, Emer’s Isle, Horseback Rock, Ships Slouch. There must be a good tale behind some of these names.
I finally arrive at the lighthouse which is now a luxury hotel and restaurant. Certainly looks a very idyllic place to take a break, holiday or have a meal. I suspect it’s a bit beyond my budget.
I think some of the buildings around the lighthouse are used for holiday lets and maybe a B&B as well.