GoBike-ing in Dumfries
the Devorguilla Bridge, Dumfries
Start your cycling adventures in Dumfries & Galloway in the historic town of Dumfries. The town makes a convenient base for exploring the Solway coast, but boasts many attractions itself, not least those associated with Robert Burns. But when you see the ranks of orange bicycles of the town's GoBike scheme, you'll be itching to give it a go yourself and explore the area on two wheels.
Pick up a bike from one of the cycle hire HUBs that have been installed across the town, and return it to any other HUB when you've finished. Dumfries has an extensive traffic-free cycle network, connecting many of the town's key locations. There are handy maps to guide you around the various routes and there are plenty to try, from short journeys to longer routes into the beautiful countryside.
Here are some suggestions for a good cycle ride:
Locharbriggs and Heathhall - for a great leisurely cycle ride in the countryside, follow Route 10 north out to Ae Forest and Moffat.
North west Dumfries - you can join the National Cycle Route 7 easterly over the Connect 2 Queen of the South viaduct to Nunholm, or join the Route 7 westerly along the Maxwelltown Railway Cycle Path for scenic views over Dumfries & Galloway.
Troqueer - ride along the riverside path from the town centre to Troqueer and continue south to Mavis Grove, with scenic views over to Kingholm Quay.
Kingholm Quay and the Crichton - National Cycle Route 7 runs along the eastern bank of the River Nith to Kingholm Quay. The Kirkpatrick Macmillan Bridge allows you to access destinations west of the river.
Surrounding Dumfries - take a trip out to Cargen Glen, Duncow or the Glenkiln Reservoir by bike.
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