fixing a bike at Mabie Forest
cycling past the Old Blacksmith's Shop at Gretna Green
four touring cyclists in Thornhill
cycle route signs at Clatteringshaws Loch
Dumfries & Galloway is covered by 450 miles (724 km) of signposted cycle routes.
There are two National Cycle Network routes in the region. National Cycle Route 7 covers 114 miles in Dumfries & Galloway, passing through Gretna Green, Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Newton Stewart and a variety of visitor attractions.
National Cycle Route 74 runs for 44 miles and connects Route 7 to South Lanarkshire along quiet roads adjacent to the A74(M) motorway. It links to the Southern Upland Way, Britain's first coast-to-coast long-distance footpath.
A further National Cycle Route (Route 73) is proposed to link National Cycle Route 7 at Newton Stewart with the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland via the ferry terminals at Stranraer and Cairnryan.
The National Byway is a signed network on rural lanes and roads, reaching into the heart of British heritage. The Byway runs for 194 miles (312 km) in Dumfries & Galloway, taking in attractive countryside, heritage sites and places of interest. This also passes through Langholm, Lockerbie, Ecclefechan, Annan, Dumfries, Moniaive, St John's Town of Dalry, Clatteringshaws and Newton Stewart, before following National Cycle Route 7 to the border with South Aryshire.
There are also four signposted routes in the Machars peninsula in Galloway, its low-level landscape is ideal for cycling, and is rich in scenery, history, culture and wildlife.
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