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Tuesday 13th August

Short Ride

Kirkpatrick Durham Short

Map Required Landranger 84

Distance 24.6 miles

Route Notes

This route is aimed at Moonstone miniatures, which is opening especially for the Tandem Club. Scattered though Mrs Booths house are 20 miniature houses and rooms. Each contain details in miniature and include a 16 room mansion, 3 story light house and a Gothic stately home to name but a few. Many of the houses are there to be opened and explored but please take great care when touching any of the exhibits. There is a spotters quiz which is a permanent fixture, but for our visit 10 more questions will be asked with the answers and prizes being supplied back at the campsite. This visit is especially suitable for children though any age may enter.

There is also a labyrinth in the village built for the millennium as well as two pubs so there is much to do.

Places of Interest

Kirkpatrick Durham (NX787703) Over twenty scale models are sited at Moonstone miniatures. There is a spotters quiz where you can try to find the barmaids false teeth etc.

Charge Adult 2.00, Child 1.00 Under 5 free Tel 01566 650313. There is no discount here as 10% of 2.00 is pretty meaningless but the proprietor is supplying a prize for her quiz.

Food and Drink

Kirkpatrick Durham2 pubs, The Drovers serves food but is being sold so things may change. The Crown is a traditional pub

Springholm Is not on the route but is 1.5 miles east of Kirkpatrick Durham. There is a shop and The Grapevine serves food

Haugh of UrrLaurie Arms01556 660246

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, enter Shawhead. In the village;

No SP

NX 879775

2

1.0

1.0

TR at TJ, then immediately TR (Eff SO), therefore ignoring second set of signs to Crocketford and Castle Douglas. Pass 'Braco Square' LHS. Pass entrance to Bush of Killylour RHS. CARE AT NEXT JUNCTION

SP Crocketford 4, Castle Douglas 12

NX 872760

3

4.0

5.0

TR at TJ, along A75T, there is a pavement here that can be walked therefore avoiding cycling this very busy road.

No SP

NX 833728

4

0.2

5.2

TL, Milton Loch LHS, (sign on wall proclaiming 'park of Brandedleys' a nearby caravan park)

No SP

NX 831727

5

2.1

7.3

TR at TJ, along Sustrans 7, pass 3 roads LHS, 1 road RHS. In the village of Hardgate;

SP Castle Douglas 8

NX849707

6

3.4

10.7

TL at XR, phonebox close to junction, enter Haugh of Urr

No SP

NX 813668

7

0.5

11.2

TR at XR, along B794 follows sign for Corsock. CARE AT NEXT JUNCTION

SP Main Street

NX 812661

8

1.2

12.4

TL at TJ, along A75T CARE

SP Stranraer A75T

NX 796669

9

0.2

12.6

TR, along B794, enter Old Bridge of Urr

SP Corsock B794

NX 794666

10

1.3

13.9

TR at XR, enter Kirkpatrick Durham

SP Kirkpatrick Durham 1 3/4

NX 778678

Moonstone Miniatures. Quiz laid on

11

1.7

15.6

SO at XR, pass dead end LHS

No SP

NX 786703

12

2.1

17.7

SO at XR, cross A712

No SP

NX 806727

13

4.5

22.2

TR at TJ

No SP

NX 851772

14

1.5

23.7

TL at TJ

No SP

NX 872762

0.9

24.6

FINISH