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Friday 16th August

Short Ride

Caerlaverock Short

Map Required Landranger 84

Distance 35.1 Miles

Route Notes

The last day is also the longest short ride but the point of interest can't be missed. Having passed through Dumfries you will arrive at Caeraverock castle. Here admission not only includes a fine moated castle but the grounds where there are signed nature trails.

Places of Interest

Caeraverock Castle (NY026656) (Special discounted rate) Built in around 1270 Caeraverock Castle is everyone's idea of a castle. Surrounded by a double moat and besieged by both Edward 1st in 1300 and retaken by Robert the Bruce in 1312. It was remodeled by the Earl of Nithsdale in 1634 but was wrecked and abandoned 6 years later. There is a children's adventure park, model siege engine and nature trail. Charge Adult 2.80, Senior 2.00, Child (5-15) 1.00 (10% discount on these prices) Free entry for Historic Scotland, English Heritage, CADN, Manx Heritage. Tel 01387 770244, 32 seat caf. Open 0930-1830

Food and Drink

7.5DumfriesPlenty of choice

16.6 Caeraverock Castle Cafe

Caeraverock Wildlife and Wetlands Trust Need to detour

Route Description

TL Turn LeftTR Turn RightSO Straight on

XR Cross RoadsTJ T JunctionSP Sign Post

1

0.0

0.0

Exit the campsite to TL at TJ

No SP

NX 879775

2

1.7

1.7

TR, cross Routin bridge

SP Dumfries 6

NX 886798

3

1.8

3.5

TR

No SP

NX 916795

4

1.1

4.6

TL at TJ, pass through XR in centre of Terregles and leave village, pas war memorial LHS, sawmill RHS. Cross A75T, now on Terregles Street.

No SP

NX 921778

5

Cross A road and along Church Street, at the bottom you should pick up signs for Sustrans route 7, follow this to the left, out of town and all the way to Caeraverock. If not then at the bottom of Church street, TL at XR, along A 756 to cross River Nith, as soon as cross should pick up Sustrans 7, if not then TR at XR, along B725/6, cross large roundabout and bear left along B725, follow this south to Caerlaverock

Caeralaverock Castle RHS (NY 025656) 16.6 miles

Having passed Caeralaverock Castle, follow B725 north again and enter Bankend

6

18.3

TL (Eff SO) pass through XR (right turn dead end), then another right turn.

SP Glencaple, Dumfries 6

NY 027685

7

0.8

19.1

TR, carry along minor road. Just before hospital;

SP Dumfries 5

NY 019694

8

3.1

22.2

TL

No SP

NX 992735

9

0.4

22.6

TR at TJ, along B725

No SP

NX 985731

10

0.6

23.2

TL at XR, enter Kingholm Quay before following the river north, through Dumfries and onto the A711 at the west end of town

SP Kingholm Quay, Burns Heritage Trail

NX 980738

11

2.8

25.4

TL at TJ, along A711

SP Dalbeattie 13 (Route 7)

NX 957751

12

1.0

26.4

TR, along Old Military Road

SP Lochfoot 3 (Route 7)

NX 945743

13

2.9

29.3

TR at XR, CARE AT NEXT JUNCTION

SP Dumfries

NX 901737

14

0.8

30.1

SO at XR (roundabout) cross A75T

SP Local Traffic

NX 903748

15

1.4

31.5

TL at TJ, enter Shawhead

SP Shawhead

NX 909768

16

2.4

33.9

TR at TJ and return to campsite

SP Dunscore 7

NX 873760

1.2

35.1

FINISH