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“Surreal location for interesting art”

Glenkiln Sculptures
Ranked #38 of 51 things to do in Dumfries
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Liked the setting for the sculptures in a remote countryside. No plaques, information or other signage - they are just there! Make your own mind up what they represent. Some diificult to spot up on the hillside but all the more interesting for that.

Thank icameron3
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

If you like outdoor sculpture, particularly Henry Moore then you won't be disappointed by the Glenkiln sculptures. You do need to come prepared with a map or guide (you can download from the internet) as the route is not way marked in any way.

1  Thank JulieBeauly
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Pencilled this walk in our itinerary after reading the route on a walking website.
Thankfully we printed the directions to find the place as it isn't signposted until you are almost there. Take the A75 west from Dumfries, the exit for Shawhead, turn right at the T-junction then left fork and left fork again. Parking for 3 or 4 cars is at the far end of the reservoir.
Some of the sculptures are a bit unusual but very nice.
The track is easy to follow, much of the route is on tarmac and apart from a very short wet section in a field is easy.
Allow about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete the route.
A lovely quiet scenic walk.

3  Thank StravaigingJock
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

I found out about those sculptures rather by accident and was glad I had directions (found on a blog somewhere I think) as this was not signposted at all. There was one rather scary moment on my way there when I found myself opposite a lorry on a narrow road, just about wide enough for one vehicle, with passing places.

It was well worth the visit though - a nice little walk with fabulous views across the glen with a number of sculptures thrown in for added interest. Walking the 5 miles should only take a couple of hours max but plan time to admire the views and to have a look at the sculptures.

Thank Iamasingletraveller
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Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

There are 5 statues in all on this 4-5 mile circular walk which make interesting stopping points. The Glen is very unspoilt and teaming with bird life and on a beautiful day it's a great hike. Statue 1- John the baptist is right by the very small car park. A flat walk leads you to the next , where upon to head up a steep hill on a muddy track to a cross on the hill, at this point the most difficult part is over. Head downhill to the king and queen by Henry Moore, and from there on easy if wet walking along well marked path to the grove of trees with the visitation statue is placed within. From there follow the path to the road . When you get there head downhill and see the final statue right by the side. Keep heading down hill to rejoin the road to the front of the reservoir and back to the car. If I had any criticism it would be that the odd way marker would have been helpful initially so that we didn't annoy the locals by tramping up private roads and by trying to locate the car park. Unspoilt and serene

Thank earthhat
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