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Wells of the Rees

Sacred Well

<b>Wells of the Rees</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Newton Stewart (19km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NX22987232 / Sheet: 76
Latitude:55° 0' 49.52" N
Longitude:   4° 46' 7.98" W

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The Wells of the Rees are 0.75 miles NE of Laggangarn Stones within 100 yards of the Southern Upland Way. They lie in the grounds of the ruined churchyard of Kilgallioch, in an isolated pine forest in Dumfries and Galloway. Three dried up springs are capped by stone domes associated with offerings by pilgrims on their way to Whithorn.
According to Canmore ID 62493 (go to Links) the Wells of the Rees are named after nearby rees (sheep pens) said to have been built from the stones of Kilgallioch Church.
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25th March 2021ce
Edited 26th March 2021ce

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The Wells of the Rees are three springs, long since dried up, located within the ruins of Killgallioch Church. It is signposted off the New Luce to Bargrennan stage of the Southern Upland Way. If you park in the layby short of Balmurrie farm it is at least a 5 mile walk to the Well of the Rees. Of course there are Cairn na Gath, the Beehive Bothy and Laggangarn Stones to visit in between, so at 2.5 miles walked per site visited it is good value. Posted by markj99
25th March 2021ce

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Canmore ID 62493


Wells of the Rees on Canmore
Posted by markj99
25th March 2021ce