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Dumfries

Route Notes

This route provides a way into Dumfries

Map Required Landranger 84

Distance 17.5 miles

Places of Interest

Dumfries Full of sandstone buildings, Dumfries is an attractive market town. The focal point is the Midsteeple which is the municipal building dating from around 1707. On its walls are distance markers used by animal drovers in years gone by. Burns house is where the poet lived till his death in 1796 and his mausoleum is in St Michaels churchyard, 250 metres away.

Route Description

TL Turn LeftTR Turn RightSO Straight on

XR Cross RoadsTJ T JunctionSP Sign Post

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0.0

0.0

Exit the campsite to TR at TJ, take the next left

No SP

NX 879775

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0.2

TL

No SP

NX 877771

3

1.2

1.4

TL at TJ

No SP

NX 894762

4

1.3

2.7

TR (acute turn back)

SP Shawhead, Terregles

NX 909768

5

1.4

4.1

SO at roundabout, cross A75T

SP Lochfoot

NX 903748

6

0.7

4.8

TL at XR along Sustrans 7

SP Dumfries

NX 901738

7

3.0

7.8

TL at TJ

SP Dumfries, Dalbeattie

(Sustrans7)

NX 945744

8

0.9

8.7

TR

SP New Abbey

Solway Coast A710

(Sustrans7)

NX 956752

9

0.5

9.2

SO at XR, cross A710

No SP (Sustrans7)

NX 965754

10

0.4

9.6

TL at TJ along Church Street, then take second left (uphill) straight on is one way ,along Maxwell Street (TJ), proceed on Hill street to TR at TJ (A780), to TL along Terregles street SP Ice Bowl

NX 970757

TR to cross River Nith to enter Dumfries

Once on Terregles Street, leave town to cross over A75T

12

2.3

12.2

SO at XR in Terregles

SP Shawhead 4

NX 931774

13

0.7

12.9

TR

No SP

NX 921778

14

1.1

14.0

TL at TJ, cross bridge over Old Water and bear left, return to campsite

No SP

NX 916795

3.5

17.5

FINISH