SW Scotland Easter Cycle Epic Day 3 (Galloway Forest Park)

Road Cycling
Apr 17

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83 km (52 miles) - with significant hill-climbs (1229 m of ascent)

The third 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 3 will take us through some of the more remote parts of Galloway following a long minor road passing through the Glentrool and Carrick forests. The only major town we pass through on this leg of the route will be Maybole, before a short hilly climb over Brown Carrick Hill takes us down to the Ayrshire coast and our destination - the historic county town of Ayr.

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 Sunday evening is the Premier Inn near Ayr Racecourse, but there are plenty of alternative options in and around the town.

A map of the proposed route for day 3 can be found here.

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

Day 1 (Carlisle - Dumfries)

Day 2 (Dumfries - Newton Stewart)

Day 4 (Ayr - Glasgow)

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Photo Credits

Water of Minnoch at Stroan Bridge
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Billy McCrorie - geograph.org.uk/p/4964595

Brown Carrick Hill Viewpoint
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mary and Angus Hogg - geograph.org.uk/p/372671

Galloway Forest Park
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Billy McCrorie - geograph.org.uk/p/3679479

Greenan Castle
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © G Laird - geograph.org.uk/p/940370


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