Bringing Burns Back to the Brow Well Complete
The Brow Well, a site on the Solway Coast, has just been renovated and improved for visitors. It was made famous by Robert Burns visiting the Well to take the waters and sea bathe. Unfortunately, he died shortly afterwards and since then the Brow Well has become a place for Burns enthusiasts to visit and contemplate his life and poetry. An annual commemoration service is held in July to mark the Bard’s last days at the Well. The current surrounds of the well feature some words written by Burns reflecting on his mortality.
The path from the Brow Well leads down to the foreshore where Core Path 451, which has recently been upgraded, will take you across the merse to Ruthwell village.
The work at the Brow Well was managed by Solway Firth Partnership and funded/supported by Solway Heritage, The Landfill Communities Fund through Entrust, Dumfries and Galloway Council, National Scenic Areas, Ruthwell and Clarencefield Community Council, David Miller of McGowan Miller, Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association, Burns Howff Club, Dumfries Burns Club, Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No 1, Newton Stewart Burns Club, Gatehouse of Fleet Burns Club, The Provincial Grand Lodge of Dumfriesshire, Stranraer & District Burns Club, St Michaels Church Burns Club, David Smith and Michael Leybourne.