Ride Routes

Over the years we’ve discovered a number of pleasant rides in the area, from 3 to 30 miles. Here you’ll find ride details, including maps and directions, to give you a few ideas of routes you can try. Nearly all the rides start in Dumfries, but can be started at any point on the route. If you’d rather some company, join us on our summer and winter led rides which use many of the routes below.

Local club Dumfries Cycling also have routes for you to try. If you’re feeling adventurous remember you can plan your own using online tools like google maps or cyclestreets. They will even show you the quieter routes and how hilly it will be.

3 to 10 mile routes

Getting to Dock Park from; Locharbriggs, Georgetown, Cargenbridge and Lochside – 1.5 to 3 miles one way

Dock Park to Kingholm Quay – 3 miles

Kingholm Loop – 3 miles

Riverside Loop – 3 miles

Mavis Grove loop – 3.5 miles

Dock Park to Lincluden Abbey – 4 miles

Crichton Challenge – 4.5 miles

DGRI to Terregles via Max path – 5.2 miles

Maxwelltown Path – 6 miles

Heathhall Explorer – 6+ miles

Aviation Museum – 7 miles

The 12 Apostles – 7 miles

Glen Road Explorer – 8 miles

DGRI to Glen road via NCN7 – 8.2 miles

DGRI to Glen road via Terregles – 8.4 miles

group shot
The view from the Glen Road


11 to 20 mile routes

Mabie Forest – 11 miles

Carruchan Beeches and Moss Road Round plus notes on history of interest along this route from Jim Mackison- 12 miles

Glencaple Loop – 16 miles

Glencaple via the Kelsick – 16 miles

Windmill Tour – 16 miles

Irongray Adventurer – 17 miles

To Ae and Back – 20 miles

Caerlaverock Circuit – 20 miles

Loch Arthur: via the Glen Road and the Old Military Road – 20 miles

Lockerbie to Eden Festival – 20 miles both ways

Twynholm to Kirkcudbright – 20 miles

Separated cycle path
Wide, smooth, separated from the traffic, and a stunning view on the way to Mabie


21 to 30 mile routes

Auldgirth: the quiet route – 21 miles

Brow Well – 21 miles

Ruthwell – 24 miles

Loch Arthur and New Abbey – 24 miles

Around the Moss – 25 miles

Crocketford plus notes on history of interest along this route from Jim Mackison- 25 miles

Dumfries to Eden Festival – 26 miles including return

Speddoch Loop – 26 miles

New Abbey
The road from New Abbey
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