Saturday 30th July. 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.
This is a short version of one of our winter History rides. We start along the Whitesands and over the College Bridge to College Road. From there we go through Goldie Park and over the A75-A76 roundabout on the bridge. Crossing the A76 using the toucan crossing we cycle along Lochside Road, 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 largely return the way we came
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 7 miles it’s short enough for all ages and abilities, although children under 12 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.