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Thursday 15th August

Short Ride

Mabie Farm Short

Map Required Landranger 84

Distance 22.7 miles

Places of Interest

Mabie Farm Park (NX950711) (special discounted rate) Featuring all the usual suspects Mabie Farm Park is suitable both in good and poor weather as there is as much to do inside as out. There are grass slides, water chutes, donkey rides and a variety of soft play and play areas scattered around the complex. Charge Adults 3.75, Children 3.25, family ticket-4 persons 13.00 (take 50 per person for the tandem club) Tearoom and picnic area. Tel (01387) 259666 www.mabiefarm.co.uk

Food and Drink

Mabie Farm tearoom

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 TR at TJ, take the next left

No SP

NX 879775

2

0.2

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) Yes the Shawhead sign is correct!

SP Shawhead, Terregles

NX 909768

5

1.4

4.1

SO at roundabout, cross A75T

SP Lochfoot

NX 903748

6

0.7

4.8

TR at XR along Sustrans 7

SP Dumfries

NX 901738

7

3.0

7.8

TL at TJ then immediately TR

SP Dalbeattie, Dumfries

NX 945744

8

2.0

9.8

TR at TJ, along A710 opposite Beechwood House

No SP

NX 965717

9

0.5

10.3

TR, entrance to farm LHS

SP Mabie Farm Park

NX 959712

Mabie Farm Farm park and tearoom

10

1.3

11.6

Having retraced back, TL at TJ

No SP

NX 955716

11

1.5

13.1

TR at TJ, along A711, to Cargenbridge

No SP (SP to Mabie farm the way you have come)

NX 942734

17

1.3

14.4

TL, to roundabout on A75T

SP Stranraer

NX 953748

18

0.7

15.1

TL immediately on joining roundabout and ride to the end of the Glen cycleway (formerly part of A75) There is nothing to indicate this is a cycleway. Trust it!! At the dead end continue for about 300 metres along pavement width path.

SP Dead end

NX 944753

19

2.7

17.8

TR at TJ (sharp right)

No SP (other way Stranraer, Dumfries)

NX 904749

20

1.4

19.2

TL at TJ,

SP Shawhead

NX 909768

22

0.4

19.6

TR, pass Crochmore House RHS

SP Meikle Barncleugh, Crochmore-Mallabay

NX 904765

23

2.1

21.7

TL at TJ and return to campsite

No SP

NX 883786

1.0

22.7

FINISH