12 Apostles

A seven-mile trip out to see the 12 Apostles, the largest stone circle on mainland Scotland. Using cycle paths, quiet residential streets and one quiet rural road.

12 apostles route
12 Apostles route – click on the map for more details

This is a short version of one of our winter History rides. We start along the Whitesands and over the Loreburne Bridge to College Road. From there we go through Goldie Park and over the Cuckoo bridge. We then follow the rather wiggly A76 cycle route, cross at the garage, and turn onto the Irongray Road – which is a good route out into the countryside west of Dumfries. From there we turn onto Newbridge and a short stretch of rural road to reach the field with the stone circle. We will return via Newbridge, avoiding the steep climb up to the Irongray Road.

This route takes you out to Northwest Dumfries, from where it is possible to reach miles and miles of quiet rural roads out towards Irongray, Milton, Corsock and beyond so this is a good route for those who might want to stretch their legs  out into the countryside. At just under 7 miles it’s short enough for all ages and abilities, although children should be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at the entrance to Dock Park at 2pm. There’s free parking all day for cars if you’re coming from further afield.

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