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Cycling Routes

cycling in dumfries and galloway

The Annan area offers the place and pace to suit the cyclist - with unspoilt scenery, contrasting landscapes, a mild climate and a wealth of history and heritage to explore ....

The National Cycle Network is being developed right across Britain and Northern Ireland linking town centres and the countryside. Several routes pass through this area:


National Cycle Route 7

National Cycle Route 7

Runs from Carlisle to Inverness and covers 114 miles (182km) in Dumfries and Galloway.

Winding its way through the region, mainly on quiet country roads, Route 7 offers hill, moorland and coast. The off-road sections and bridges have been constructed to a high quality and have opened up previously restricted areas of countryside to wheelchair users, families with young children, the elderly and mobility impaired.


National Cycle Route 74

National Cycle Route 74

Connects Route 7 to South Lanarkshire running along quiet country roads from Rigg, near Gretna.

It also links to the National Byway (see below) and the Southern Upland Way, Britain's first coast to coast long distance footpath.


The National Byway

The National Byway

A network of rural lanes reaching into the heart of British heritage.

The Byway runs for 194 miles (312km) in Dumfries and Galloway (in places sharing with the National Cycle Network) taking in attractive countryside, heritage sites and places of interest.


For further information on these cycle routes visit:

l www.sustrans.org.uk
l www.thenationalbyway.org

Activities in the Annan area

Bird Watching in the Annan area

Bird Watching

A 1400-acre site and centre provides all year round facilities for viewing many species of wild birds, duck, and wading birds.

Cycling in the Annan area


The Annan area offers the place and pace to suit the cyclist - with unspoilt scenery, contrasting landscapes and a wealth of history and heritage to explore.

Fishing in the Annan area


If you are looking for quality salmon, brown trout, sea trout or grayling fishing in South West Scotland, then Annandale is an ideal location.

Golf in the Annan area


Golf clubs in the local area - ideal for all golfers of all levels.

Annan Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Annan swimming pool, leisure & fitness club, outdoor sports complex and football grounds.

Walks in the Annan area


Details of walks in and around Annan that can be enjoyed throughout the year.