Each summer Sarah and I, along with friends from Stockport Community Cycling Club, undertake a week long cycle tour. For 2017 this will be Lochs and Glens South. This year the team will comprise of Andy P, Sarah, Andy S, Neil, Des, Ian and Tracey.
Starting in the historic city of Carlisle, National Cycle Route 7 takes you out of the city in a north-westerly direction. The route then follows minor roads to Gretna Green, Annan and Dumfries. There are good views over the Solway Firth. From Dumfries we make our way to Castle Douglas and then on to Newton Stewart. We then enter the more remote country of the Galloway Forest Park before eventually cycling through Maybole and along the Ayrshire Coast. Ayr, Prestwick and Troon and Kilbirnie, and an excellent cycle track along an old railway line to Paisley. Finally passing through parks, along river banks, cycle tracks and quiet urban roads to the finish at Bell’s Bridge on the Clyde in the heart of Glasgow.
You can follow our Lochs and Glens South adventures by clicking on the links below as they appear:
Lochs and Glens South Itinerary
Day 1 – Carlisle to Annan
Day 2 – Annan to Castle Douglas
Day 3 – Castle Douglas to Newton Stewart
Day 4 – Newton Stewart to Ayr
Day 5 – Ayr to Dalgarven
Day 6 – Dalgarven to Glasgow
You can also view the full Lochs and Glens South route below: