This year’s Newton Stewart Walking Festival will have a particular focus on water and coast – and Galloway has no shortage of both.

The festival’s daytime walk programme and evening talks programme both include the opportunity to discover the River Cree. Five of the festival walks feature sections of the river and its tributaries, including a visit to the fish hatchery on the Penkiln.

On the evening of Tuesday, May 10, Jamie Ribbens of Galloway Fisheries Trust will explore the “wonderful, weird, fascinating lives of fish living in the River Cree”.

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