Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright Loop

Cycling Route

Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright Loop


A classic ride with towns at either end. If you start in Kirkcudbright follow National Cycle Route 7, passing the historic Kirkcudbright cemetery.

It’s a gentle ride after the climb on a quiet road passing fields and woodlands, and then a gentle slope down to Gelston. You will pass the entrance to Threave House and Gardens which has a cafe, before you follow the cycle path by Carlingwark Loch and into Castle Douglas. Returning to Kirkcudbright, retrace your route before turning right Threave Gardens and follow the old military road through Rhonehouse to Tongland and then into Kirkcudbright.

20mi / 32km
Total climb:
1,214ft / 370m
Total descent:
1,214ft / 370m
Towns along route:
Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Kirkcudbright is thought to have begun in the 12th century as a naval base for the Lords of Galloway. It was the county town for…

St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, built in 1838, is the latest to be dedicated to the 7th century Northumbrian saint who gave the town its name.

Threave Garden & Estate - Castle Douglas

Parks & Gardens

Garden & Estate

Carlingwark Loch - Castle Douglas

Animals & Wildlife

A freshwater loch with footpath.

Castle Douglas

Towns & Villages

Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town and is the perfect destination for food lovers, nature lovers and history lovers alike.