Day 110 : Corsewall Lighthouse – Stranraer

I thought I would give a plug to the wonderful campsite I have been staying at for the last few nights. It is the North Rhinns Camping at Leswalt, near Stranraer.


Kath and Rob have done a good job in setting up an idyllic woodland setting with clearings for individual pitches. They are keen on promoting the site as a quiet site and the facilities are clean and tidy.

Today I return to Corsewall Lighthouse to start my walk and make my way to Milleur Point which sits on the western side of the mouth to Loch Ryan.


I continue along the coast to Lady Bay  by crossing fields and climbing walls. There was no clear path to follow but it is possible to get along this stretch of coast. I have good views across the loch to Cairnryan. I can see the two ferry terminals there and see the ferry leaving for Ireland.


Just after Lady Bay I walk by some old huts and come across a patch of land just like a bowling green. I get chatting to a man sitting by the green who tells me he was a Rotarian and was part of a team that helped set up the Loch Ryan Coastal Path and the Mull of Galloway Trail.


After Port Beg I walk into the village of Kirkcolm hoping to find a café or shop for refreshment. The only place I could see was a pub which was not open.


I continue on past Wig Sands and the road hugs the coastline for a couple of miles then skirts inland to Craigencross. I follow the road past the golf course into Stranraer and finish by the old ferry terminal.