Coordinate 749

Caricato 14 aprile 2013

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343 m
10 m
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23
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90,27 km

Visto 1584 volte, scaricato 13 volte

vicino Talnotry, Scotland (United Kingdom)

For those who like a challenge and longer day in the saddle this route might just suite! With the potential to start at each of the Galloway Forest Park Visitor Centres this offers flexibility. However, it should be noted that the single track at Kirroughtree is one way, and therefore should be done in an anti-clockwise direction.
Take extra care whilst crossing the wooden bridges over the Glenhead and Gairland Burns - these become extremely slippery when wet!
Please note:- that charges apply in all car parks, sections of the route are on tarmac roads with other traffic, forest roads may contain timber traffic.
The single track at Kirroughtree can be avoided by staying on tarmac and forest roads.
Update: The Visitor Centres have undergone a refurbishment making this route an even more attractive proposition!
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Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

Situated at the side of Clatteringshaws Loch, this Visitor Centre also has a small wild life museum.
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Quarry

Waypoint

Glentrool Big Country Route

Route joins up with the Glentrool Big Country route. It is also the Sustrans N7 off-Road section and Southern Upland Way.
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Giant's Axe Head Stane

Created by Gordon Young from Carlisle, this granite stone weighs well over a ton and measures 2m x 1.1m x 0.6m. An Irish poem - said to be the oldest in Ireland, is inscribed on it in runic script.
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Buchan Burn Brig.

Note the inscriptions on each parapet. Also scrape marks where wide vehicles have squeezed through!
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Bruces Stone

A commemorative stone to Robert the Bruce's victory in the Battle of Glentrool in 1307.
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Car Park

Please note that charges apply.
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Glentrool Visitor Centre

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Martyrs Tomb

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Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

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Poetry Stone!

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Sculpture

Known as "The Eye" this was created by Colin Rose.
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Car Park

Please note that charges apply.

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