SW Scotland Easter Cycle Epic Day 2 (Kirkcudbrightshire)

Road Cycling
Apr 16

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107 km (68 miles) - with significant hill climbs (1123 m total ascent)

The second leg of a four day trip from Carlisle to Glasgow the 'long way round'. Over 200 miles, taking in the delights of Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire. Much of the route will be on quiet minor roads or designated cycle paths, following part of the National Cycle Network Route 7.

Day 2 is our longest of the four days and will take us from the the market town of Dumfries, once home to Scotland's national poet Robert Burns, through Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet to Newton Stewart - the gateway to the Galloway Hills.

For maximum flexibility each day is planned as a separate event. If you are joining us for more than one of the days, you should make your own accommodation arrangements. The suggested accommodation for Saturday evening is the Bruce Hotel in Newton Stewart, but there are plenty of alternative options in the town.

A map of the proposed route for day 2 can be found here.

Please sign up separately for the other legs of this epic trip: -

Day 1 (Carlisle - Dumfries)

Day 3 (Newton Stewart - Ayr)

Day 4 (Ayr - Glasgow)

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Photo Credits

The Cree Bridge, Newton Stewart
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Billy McCrorie - geograph.org.uk/p/5319544

MacLellan's Castle, Kirkcudbright
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Leslie Barrie - geograph.org.uk/p/3686316

Maxwelltown Cycle Path, route no. 7 of the National Cycle Path Network
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Darrin Antrobus - geograph.org.uk/p/486729

Threave House, Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Anthony O'Neil - geograph.org.uk/p/1592028

High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Richard Sutcliffe - geograph.org.uk/p/5162504

Unclassified road between Gatehouse Station and Creetown
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ann Cook - geograph.org.uk/p/1534647