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Sunday 11th August

Short Ride

New Abbey

Map Required Landranger 84

Distance 30.4 Miles

Route Notes

This ride aims for New Abbey as it's point of interest. This is a popular place so be careful with the traffic and there is plenty to see and do with tearooms and pubs serving food. Several attractions offer a discount on production of the rally badge.

Places of Interest

Shambellie House Museum of Costume (NX960666) Sited on two floors of a country house in beautiful woodland this is an experience of Victorian and Edwardian grace and refinement. Temporary exhibitions which include clothes worn by film stars in recent years. (Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and TV stars such as Joanne Lumley. Run by the Royal Scottish Museum, Shop, tearoom, picnic area and wooded grounds Charge Adults 2.50, children under 16 free.

Tel 01387 850375

Newabbey Corn Mill (NX963663) (Special Discounted rate of 10% on ticket prices) Renovated 18th century water powered oatmeal mill in full working order. Demonstrations are given for visitors in the summer at noon and 3pm Owned by Historic Scotland Normal Charge Adults 2. concessions 2.00, children older than 5 1.00 (3.50, 2.50, 1.20 respectively for joint ticket with Sweatheart Abbey), Tel 01387 850620

Sweetheart Abbey (NX966662) (Special Discounted rate see above) The splendid remains of a late 13th/early 14th century Cistercian Abbey founded by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in memory of her husband John Balliol (King of Scotland and founder of Balliol College Oxford) Devorgilla is buried in the presbytery with a casket of silver and ivory containing her husbands embalmed heart. The red sandstone walls and tower are intact but the roof is gone.

Drumcoltran Tower (NX869684) (S) Fortified 16th century 'L" Plan tower. It is adjacent to an 18th century farmhouse and is well preserved

Food and Drink

13.3 New AbbeyAbbey tearoom01387 850377

Criffel Inn01387 850305

Abbey Arms01387 850489

Shambellie House Museum of 01387 850375

Costume

25.4 CrocketfordGalloway Arms Hotel

Toilets

New Abbey In the car park by Sweatheart Abbey.

Route Description

TL Turn LeftTR Turn RightSO Straight on

XR Cross RoadsTJ T JunctionSP Sign Post

0.0

0.0

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

No SP

NX 879775

1

0.2

0.2

TL (postbox on telegraph pole)

No SP

NX 877771

2

1.2

1.4

TL at TJ, cross bridge

No SP

NX 894762

3

1.3

2.7

TR (acute turn back) CARE AT NEXT JUNCTION

SP Shawhead, Terregles

NX 909768

4

1.4

4.1

SO at roundabout, cross A75T

SP Lochfoot

NX 903748

5

0.7

4.8

TL at XR along Sustrans 7

SP Dumfries

NX 901738

6

3.0

7.8

TL at TJ along A711 then immediately TR along Carruchan Beeches

SP Dumfries, Dalbeattie

NX 945744

7

2.0

9.8

TR at TJ, along A710, (opposite Beechwood - house) follow into New Abbey

No SP

NX 965717

13.3 Attractions/cafes in New Abbey

9

3.6

13.4

TR, eventually pass Loch Arthur RHS. At Beeswing bear left infront of church

SP Beeswing

NX 963663

10

5.2

18.6

SO at XR, cross A711

SP Lochfoot, Drumcoltran tower

NX 894693

11

0.4

19.0

TL, pass Drumcoltran Tower RHS

SP Drumcoltran tower

NX 887694

12

2.0

21.0

TR at TJ

No SP

NX 863678

13

2.0

23.0

TR at TJ, enter Milton, very shortly afterwards

No SP

NX 848705

14

0.1

23.1

TL, pass Milton Loch RHS, enter Crocketford. CARE AT NEXT JUNCTION

SP Crocketford

NX 849707

Crocketford Galloway Arms Hotel

15

2.2

25.3

TR at TJ, along A75T, immediately after speed sign;

No SP

NX 831727

16

0.2

25.5

TL, enter Shawhead

No SP

NX 833728

17

3.9

29.4

TL, return to campsite

SP Dunscore

NX 873760

1.0

30.4

FINISH