Newton Stewart to Wigtown

Cycling Route

Newton Stewart to Wigtown


The cycle path 73 in Newton Stewart starts by the River Cree, goes under the A75 and continues mostly as a separate cycle path along the Cree estuary all the way to Wigtown.

Just before you reach Wigtown, take a detour to the Martyr's Stake, a chilling reminder of the Killing Times in Dumfries & Galloway. Wigtown has several cafes, restaurants and some of Scotland’s best book shops. If you have time Bladnoch Distillery is just 1 miles down the road, or ride to the Standing Stones of Torhouse on the B733 (a quiet road!) just 3 miles from Wigtown.

16.5mi / 27km
Total climb:
590ft / 180m
Total descent:
689ft / 210m
Towns along route:
Castle Douglas
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What you'll see

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.

River Cree - Newton Stewart

Animals & Wildlife

The River Cree runs through Newton Stewart and into the Solway Firth, forming part of the natural boundary between the historical counties of Wigtownshire and…

Wigtown Martyr's Stake - Wigtown

Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues

This monument to the east of Wigtown and was erected in 1858 to commemorate The Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret Maclauchlan and Margaret Wilson.

Torhouse Stone Circle - Near Wigtown

Ancient, Ruins

Roam among a rich prehistoric landscape at one of the best-preserved stone circles in Scotland.

Bladnoch Distillery - Newton Stewart

Distilleries & Breweries

Bladnoch Distillery is a 203 year old premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky producer.

Mochrum Loch - Mochrum

Animals & Wildlife

Mochrum Loch is a large freshwater loch, approximately 8 miles west of the town of Wigtown.