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Saturday 10th August

Short Ride

Ellisland Farm and Dunscore

Map Required Landranger 78 and 84 (Bold bracketed on route)

Distance 14.4 Miles

Route Notes

Les Byers the curator at Ellisland farm has kindly agreed to lay on tea, coffee and squash along with biscuits specially for the tandem club, for which he asks for a donation at the time. The admission has been reduced dramatically to just a pound an adult and U18 are free. The Saturday route has been kept deliberately short allowing those who arrive during Saturday to take advantage on his hospitality.

The only other place for refreshment is at The George Hotel at Dunscore. A menu is posted next to the map in reception. This includes soups and starters as well as a childrens choice.

Places of Interest

Ellisland Farm (Special Discounted rates) Home of Robert Burns 1788-1791. Described as the most interesting of all his sites, the Farmhouse and steading reflect his life here, with plenty of original memorabilia including writings. Riverside walk, heritage trail, farming exhibits. Open from 1000

Charge 1.00 Adults, Children U15 free (discounted from 2.50)

Tel 01387 740426

Food and Drink

5.8 Ellisland farmCoffee and biscuits specially laid on (for donation)

9.4 DunscoreGeorge HotelTel 01387 820250

Route Description

TL Turn LeftTR Turn RightSO Straight on

XR Cross RoadsTJ T JunctionSP Sign Post

0.0

(84) Exit campsite to TL at TJ

No SP

NX 879775

1

1.5

1.5

TR, cross bridge over old water (Routin Br). Just after Irongray church LHS;

SP Dumfries

NX 886797

2

2.1

3.6

TL, cross bridge over Cluden water

No SP

NX 917795

3

0.6

4.2

(78) SO at XR

SP Auldgirth

NX 918804

4

0.5

4.7

SO at XR, cross B729

SP Auldgirth

NX 922812

5

0.3

5.0

TL at TJ, along A76T. Carry on to turn in at the signpost for Ellisland farm

SP Thornhill, Sanquhar

NX 934826

Ellisland Farm RHS (5.8 miles) Coffee and biscuits

Exit the farm to TR at TJ back onto A76T

NX 926837

6

0.5

6.3

TL, pass phone box RHS

SP Burnhead, Dunscore, Throughgate Moniaive

NX 922845

7

2.8

9.1

TR at TJ, enter Dunscore

SP Dunscore, Moniaive

NX 874843

Dunscore The George Hotel

8

0.4

9.5

Left Hand Fork at the war memorial, pass church LHS, take next left

SP Morrinton, Corsock

NX 868843

9

0.1

9.6

TL, to later follow Cairn Water. Pass Morrington Quarry and bungalows LHS

SP Morrinton, Newtonairds

NX 866843

10

2.8

12.4

TR (bus shelter here) to very shortly afterwards - cross bridge

No SP (SP to Dunscore the way you have come)

NX 878803

11

0.1

12.5

TL at TJ. Shortly after turn pass By Way SP on LHS

No SP (SP to Dunscore the way you have come)

NX 877800

12

0.5

13.0

(84) TR at TJ and return to campsite

SP Shawhead

NX 886797

1.4

14.4

FINISH