Snail racing at Glenluce


Saturday 17th March is the date of the Glenluce Snail Race.

Called the Snail Race because it caters not only for the competitive athletes among us, but for those who enjoy a leisurely country stroll.

Racers and walkers, adults and seniors, children and dogs are all welcome to take part.

The circular route takes us from Glenluce out to Milton, past Barlochhart Loch, dropping down into Stairhaven with magnificent views across Luce Bay and returning to Glenluce along the coast, looking down across the Sands of Luce to Torrs Warren and Sandhead beyond.

This must be one of the most scenic, if not the most scenic, of any 10 kilometre route in the United Kingdom.

The event starts at 10.30am from the church hall car park (up the hill behind the Royal Bank in Glenluce). Entrants are invited to bring along a packed lunch which will be stored for you and to join us afterwards for lunch. Teas and cakes will be provided.

The event has been organised in aid of ‘Tearfund’, a Christian international aid and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world’s poorest communities.

There is no entry fee, but sponsorship or donations will be welcomed.

Anyone wishing to enter should call 01581 300576,, or arrive early on the day.