Dumfries Cycling

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Glenkiln Loop

Direction: Out terregles Rd, turn right at Terregles, Return Terregles Rd

Distance: 24 Miles.

You start out on a fairly flat road, with maybe a slight incline, all the way until you get to the junction signposted for 'loop'. This brings you onto a hill, a good climb for a couple of miles, taking you past 'Speddoch Hill' farm and around 'Bishop Forest Hill'. Once you get to Glenkiln reservoir the road levels then descends almost all the way to Shawhead. It then undulates a little, but it's all pretty much downhill from here to Dumfries. You will be surprised what speed you can average here. Throughout this route watch out for numerous pot holes which you can come across unexpectedly, and sometimes hide in the shadows. Also watch out for stupid sheep, cows and pheasants on the road. Overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable and scenic route. The only down side being that you can't safely race around the Glenkiln / Speddoch area as the roads are pretty narrow in places and you can't see round the corners for on-coming vehicles.

Rating 9/10

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Dumfries Cycling