New Galloway to Loch Clatteringshaws Loop

Cycling Route

New Galloway to Loch Clatteringshaws Loop


You can go either direction from New Galloway for a beautiful route. This ride gives you a fantastic first flavour of what the Glenkens have to offer.

Note that Raiders Road is an off-road recreational drive, not tarmaced and has occasional cars.

You have a gentle climb out of New Galloway, taking the scenic road called Queens Way all the way to Clatteringshaws Loch and the Visitor Centre - and café. A little further on is the left turn to Raiders Road. Follow it all the way - there are toilets and picnic benches at the wonderful Otter pools.

You have two options at Loch Stroan - either follow Raiders Road to the main road (B762), or take the old Railway line to Mossdale (with a shop). Either way, you take a left turn to head back to New Galloway along the shores of Loch Ken.

21mi / 34km
Total climb:
2,001ft / 610m
Total descent:
2,001ft / 610m
Towns along route:
New Galloway, Mossdale
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What you'll see

New Galloway

Towns & Villages

The smallest royal burgh in Scotland, New Galloway was originally named ‘Newton of Galloway’ by its founder John Gordon in 1633.

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.

The Raiders' Road Otter Pool - Castle Douglas

Animals & Wildlife, Scenic Views

Series of shallow pools along Raiders' Road with picnic benches to sit and enjoy the view


Towns & Villages

Mossdale is a small village, 5 miles south of New Galloway.

Loch Ken - Parton

Animals & Wildlife, Lochs & Waterways, Scenic Views

Loch Ken, located in the picturesque Glenkens, is a 9 mile long freshwater loch, that is fed from the north by the Water of Ken.