*** TRAVEL NEWS FOR SPRING FLING WEEKEND 2015 ***
- The train journey between Edinburgh and Lockerbie has been replaced by a bus service, taking three hours instead of one
- There are roadworks on the A75 near Carrutherstown
- There is a new road layout on the A75 near Glenluce
Travelling to Dumfries & Galloway
Please contact the following companies for information about travelling to the region:
By Boat: StenaLine Ferry (0870 5707070; www.stenaline.co.uk) or AFerry (ww.aferry.co.uk)
By Rail: National Rail Information (08457 484950; www.nationalrail.co.uk)
By Bus: National Express (08717 818181; www.nationalexpress.co.uk)
By Air: Glasgow International, Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are all within an approximate 90-minute drive of Dumfries.
The following are approximate travelling times by road from:
Carlisle- Dumfries: 40 minutes
Newcastle- Dumfries: 90 minutes
Glasgow- Dumfries: 90 minutes
Glasgow- Stranraer: 120 minutes
Edinburgh- Dumfries: 120 minutes
Travelling within Dumfries & Galloway
Where studios are clustered more closely together, walking between them can make for a great day out.
The following are approximate travelling times by road within Dumfries & Galloway:
Dumfries - Moniaive: 30 mins
Dumfries- Eskdalemuir: 60 mins
Lockerbie - Dumfries: 20 mins
Dumfries - Castle Douglas: 30 mins
Stranraer - Wigtown: 40 mins
Both on- and off-road biking are popular across the region. To help plan a route by bike around studios of interest, or just take in some of the region’s countryside, see www.dandgcycling.org.uk or www.7stanes.gov.uk. Or, why not sign up for the Spring Fling bike ride? Expertly organised by the local CTC, for further details please contact Mike Gray (01387 270995). Booking essential.
Galloway Cycling Holidays, based in Castle Douglas are offering a weekend guided cycling holiday visiting around half a dozen studios each day. The distances cycled will be around 25 miles and of a pace to suit those participating. The Saturday route may link with the CTC ride around Loch Ken and include studios in Castle Douglas, Kirkpatrick Durham, Laurieston, Mossdale, New Galloway, Balmaclellan and Corsock. The Sunday cycle will be to Kirkcudbright and back via Auchencairn with studios also at Lochdougan and Dundrennan.
Cost of the guided tour, including 2 nights 4 star B&B accommodation, subject to availability and assuming two sharing is £170 p.p. including cycle hire.
Minimum of 6 participants is required on the Sunday for the tour to run. The tour may also be available for one day’s cycling only, or without accommodation or cycle hire included, if spaces allow – cost from £15 p.p. 10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling.
Please contact Robin at Galloway Cycling Holidays 01556502979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about walking, cycling and public transport options in the region, see www.swestrans.org.uk.
For local public transport information, including journey planning, contact Traveline Scotland (0871 200 2233; www.travelinescotland.com).
Spring Fling offers an ideal opportunity to explore the scenery, heritage and culture of southwest Scotland. If you would like to find out more about Dumfries & Galloway, see www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk