rhins of Galloway riding

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jawaka
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rhins of Galloway riding

Postby jawaka » 29 Aug 2020, 12:03pm

We've booked up a treat at the Corsewall lighthouse hotel on the peninsula west of Stranraer. Love the idea of somewhere so remote.

Looking on Street view they look marvellous roads for riding: flattish terrain, empty roads, beautiful scenery. Anyone got any recommendations? Guess it might be rather windy though.

Link to the rather unusual hotel

http://www.lighthousehotel.co.uk/accommodation/

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Re: rhins of Galloway riding

Postby Paulatic » 29 Aug 2020, 12:20pm

A perfect ride is across in the Machars Port William, Monreith, Isle of Whithorn, Garlieston, Wigtown. I was there in July and had perfect weather.
Whilst you probably will also go down to Drummore, Port Patrick is a must, while you’re there I never find that peninsula as appealing as the Machars.
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Re: rhins of Galloway riding

Postby bogmyrtle » 29 Aug 2020, 6:32pm

Visit At Ninian's Cave where the end scenes of the original Wicker Man were filmed.
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Re: rhins of Galloway riding

Postby geomannie » 31 Aug 2020, 1:46pm

Cycling is delightful in that area with relatively little motor traffic. Whilst the hills aren't huge, it's pretty up and down; you will get good exercise.

Nearby Stranraer is a rather depressed town but worth a visit. Make sure that you get down to the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.
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