The Galloway Hills are part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, and form the northern boundary of Galloway. They lie chiefly in the old county of Kirkcudbrightshire (now in Dumfries and Galloway). At 843m, the Merrick is the highest point of the Southern Uplands of Scotland.
The Galloway Hills comprise an area of several hundred square miles of largely uninhabited wild land. Much of the Galloway Hills lie within the bounds of Galloway Forest Park, managed by the Forestry Commission.
One of the fascinating features of these hills are the unusual placenames, often a mixture of Old Norse, Gaelic and Celtic languages. A few examples include the Rig of the Jarkness, the Rig of the Gloon and the Dungeon of Buchan.
Notable peaks amongst the hills include: