Galloway Walking Holidays in Scotland
  • Welcome to Galloway Walking holidays in South West Scotland

    Welcome to Galloway Walking holidays in South West Scotland
  • Over 200 miles of coastline & hidden beaches!

    Over 200 miles of coastline & hidden beaches!
  • Explore the diverse landscape of Galloway.

    Explore the diverse landscape of Galloway.
  • Many small towns and villages with character

    Many small towns and villages with character
Who are we    |    Browse our walking tours

Having completed nearly 50 cycling holidays around Europe from Scandinavia to the Med, we can say that the organisation, accommodation and experiences with Galloway Holidays are as good as any we have had in Europe.

- Mick and Kath Rolls, England, July 2015.

Robin is very hands-on and detailed oriented and does everything he can to make you trip excellent. I honestly can't say enough good things about our experience.

- Karen and Tim Aultman, Loveland, Colorado, USA, Sept 2014

The country side and towns were even more beautiful than I expected. You took us to areas and points of interest that we would never have seen on our own.

- Ron Barnhart, Kansas City (Guided tour with group of 9) July 2014

The routes you selected for us were excellent, safe, and interesting. You provided great value for money and we would be happy to highly recommend your services to others.

- Duncan Johnston, Vancouver, August, 2014

Friendly expert guides, excellent equipment, wonderful people, thick forests, and rolling countryside to the horizon - all that plus superb accommodations, shops, and cozy pubs lifted straight from a travel brochure

- Sam & Marilyn Brewster, Kansas City July 2014

What can I say about the countryside, except that it was spectacular. The route took us through beautiful hills and farms, interspersed with picturesque villages.

- Dave Eddleston, Oregon, USA. (Self-guided group of 5) 2014

Thanks for such a great bike tour and stay at Summerhill. It was the highlight of my vacation. I really appreciate the warm hospitality and friendly expertise!

- Lars Leetaru, New York (a 3 day tour for one person) April, 2014

The whole tour was excellent, we are struggling to think of anything negative over the three days, accommodation, food were exceptional and the information and maps were great.

- Douglas Laird, from Scotland, May, 2014

Many, many thanks Robin and Tina for such a wonderful stay - you have both been so generous, friendly, helpful - you couldnt have done more.

- Liz Greig, Ella and Dan from Cambridge, England. May, 2013

Robin listened to our wish lists and made our trip to Scotland one of our best ever. I think your idea of building in a music evening in Wigtown is a good one- Bill called it one of the highlights of his life!

- Nanci & Tom Shillington / Collette & Bill McCollum, Canada and USA, July 2013

I first like to thank you for a great cycling holiday. Everything was organised perfectly. Great locations and a wonderful route, with a fine mix of length and scenery (beaches, hills, moors, woodlands).

- Paul Habets and family, Holland, July 2013

You did a wonderful job. A 5 star tour run by a 5 star person. Everything about this bike tour exceeded my expectations.

- Nell Nunn from USA. May 2013

Thank you for an excellent 6 days cycling tour. The tours were very well arranged. The challenges were well adjusted to our level and the nature on the routes was just so beautiful.

- Kirsten and Ulrik, Denmark July 2013

What we do...

Galloway Walking Holidays have been providing walking breaks in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland for more than 10 years. As a smaller operator, we provide a flexible and personalised service for our customers.

We offer a tailor-made service and can arrange accommodation, transport with our minibus and design walking itineraries – from 2 to 7 days - accordingly.

In addition to each days walks, we advise on other local attractions which you may wish to visit during your stay, including suggested tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Browse our Walking Tours...


Ideal for a weekend walking break.


A long weekend walking break!


A good selection of walks for four days.


Monday to Friday or start whatever day suits you.


Nearly a week's walking with a day for travel.


A week's walking break, with a rest day included if you wish.


Some guided walking breaks - for small groups.

Leisure Walks

Easy walks, with additional info to allow you to explore the local area.


Let us design walk a walking break to suit your requirements.

Themed Breaks

Wildlife and nature, arts and crafts, history and heritage - our knowledge of the area is such that we can devise a walking break to suit your interests - see the list.

Other Activities

Combine a walking break with visits to other activities e.g. zip wire, water activity park, country sports etc


  • Railway station pickup - from Dumfries and Lockerbie
  • AccommodationB&B and hotels, including our own 4 star B&B with swim spa
  • Welcome meeting on arrival - to go over your tour info
  • Tour informationroute book and places of interest
  • Luggage transferbetween overnight stops
  • Backup and support service
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Who are are...

Robin Hogg is your tour operator - he has lived and worked in the region for nearly 60 years and has made many friends while providing his popular guided and self-guided walking tours in Scotland.
Robin Hogg, your walking holiday tour operator

Robin’s experience is a basically guarantee of quality and an enjoyable holiday!

We personally take care of everything – including arrival advice, arranging accommodation, drop off’s, pickups and luggage transfer if required.

At the arrival welcome meeting, we provide all the necessary information you need to enjoy your walking itinerary. Route information is clearly shown on coloured maps.

Apart from the walking breaks listed, we are happy for you to contact us and let us know the kind of walking holiday you would like. We would then respond with options and price quote.


Special Offers - Winter Breaks

Special Offers - Winter Breaks

Two self-guided day walks with accommodation at our Summerhill B&B with swim spa in Castle Douglas. Two easy / moderate day walks with time to look around Castle Douglas- try a beer at Sulwath brewery at the end of your walk.
Cost - £100 p.p. assuming two sharing a room.

Mull of Galloway Trail

Mull of Galloway Trail

A new walk added to our collection. The 35 miles mostly coastal walk from the Mull of Galloway to near the mouth of Loch Ryan takes 4 days / 5 nights - ideal for a week's walking. First and last night at picturesque Portpatrick. From £300 p.p. Please contact us for more info.

Coast and Hills Combination

Coast and Hills Combination

Self guided and guided walking breaks experiencing both the Galloway Hills and Solway Coast - both easily accessible from Castle Douglas. We point you to nearby small town and village attractions as well as good places to eat. Contact us and we'll tailor to suit your availability.

Contact Us

Please use the form below to get in touch with us; we'll happily answer any enquiries, questions or queries, and endeavour to get back to you within 24hours (Usually much sooner). Use the toggle button to tell us if there's a particular tour you're interested in, along with any additional info (Just leave it blank if you're not sure!)

Your email address will never be shared with any 3rd parties under any circumstances.

You can also email us directly if you prefer, or write to us at the address below:

Galloway Holidays
Abercromby Place,
Castle Douglas.
DG7 1GA.

T: +44 (0)1556 502 979
M: +44 (0)7974814172

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