Clatteringshaws to Glentrool Loop

Cycling Route

Clatteringshaws to Glentrool Loop


This is a classic route and shows off one of the best Gravel potentials in the South of Scotland and is world class, with a cafe at either end: Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre and Glentrool Visitor Centre (or House o Hill in Glentrool village).

Following mainly on the off-road section of Route 7 you go through the Galloway’s version of the Highlands, that is not just breathtaking, but also the region of the Darkest Skies in Britain (as part of the Dark Sky Park), scenes of battles with Robert de Bruce, one of the first Hydro schemes in Scotland and in the heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Unesco Biosphere.

Mentioned as one of the Top 10 Gravel Routes in the UK by RedBull.

39.5mi / 63.5km
Total climb:
4,133ft / 1,260m
Total descent:
4,133ft / 1,260m
Towns along route:
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What you'll see

Clatteringshaws Loch - New Galloway

Outdoor Activities

Clatteringshaws Loch is a freshwater reservoir that was created by damming the Galloway River Dee as part of the Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme.


Towns & Villages

The small village of Glentrool is approximately 9 miles North of Newton Stewart. At the heart of Galloway Forest Park the surrounding area has stunning…