South West Coastal 300:
The South West Coastal 300 route in South West Scotland is a stunning drive of just over 300 Miles. There is so much to explore, including a multitude of interesting towns and villages. You could easily spend a week or two on the South West Coastal 300 and only scratch the surface!
Much of your route follows our many miles of awesome coastline while you will also have the opportunity to marvel at our hills, glens, forests and lochs and soak up some of the abundant history of our area. The roads are quiet too!
As the South West Coastal 300 is roughly circular, you can start wherever you please. Spend as long as you like exploring the huge diversity of scenery and natural beauty on display along our quiet roads.
Drive through the magnificent Mennock Pass in the Lowther Hills to reach the coast of the Solway Firth. On the way, you may will visit Scotland’s Highest Village – Wanlockhead.
Discover delightful towns and villages along the Solway Coast such as Kippford and Kirkcudbright as you head for the remote Mull of Galloway – Scotland`s most southerly point and delight in views of the Galloway Hills, Lakeland Fells, the Isle of Man and even the Mountains of Mourne!
Explore the Machars Peninsula along the way where you can discover the history of St Ninian and find out about the rich history we have to offer.
Driving north from the Mull of Galloway, pop into Portpatrick with its harbourside pubs and restaurants as you head towards Stranraer. Look out for seals at Lendalfoot as you head up the Ayrshire coast to Culzean and Alloway before turning inland towards Sanquhar……….. .and did we mention the quiet roads!
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