Dumfries to Moniaive Loop

Cycling Route

Dumfries to Moniaive Loop


Stunning in any season, with views back to the high hills. Crowned “most cultural town in Scotland” in 2019 - Moniave is worth spending time in.

Dumfries, thanks to old railway lines that were converted into bike and walking paths, has good links to surrounding countyside. You are soon on the Old Irongray Road, a quiet country road following the Cluden Water. If you like, do a little detour to see the 12 Apostles, the largest standing stone circle in mainland Scotland.
Halfway along to Moniaive you will pass Irongray Church. Further on, Moniaive is your only point for cafe and shop if needed. Continue by looping around by Loch Urr for another great variation to return to Dumfries via the old railway line.

46.5mi / 75km
Total climb:
2,919ft / 890m
Total descent:
2,919ft / 890m
Towns along route:
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The town of Dumfries is set along the banks of the River Nith and is the largest town in South West Scotland.

The 12 Apostles Stone Circle - Dumfries

Ancient, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues

This Neolithic Stone Circle is the largest in mainland Scotland containing 11 of the original stones.

Irongray Church - Dumfries

Religious Buildings

Irongray Parish Church, is located in the small rural parish on Irongray, 6 miles north west of the town of Dumfries.

Loch Urr - Corsock

Animals & Wildlife

Loch Urr is a loch 7 miles north of the village of Corsock. It is a known locally as a good fishing spot, the most…