Getting Here & Around
Information on all our bus and walking tours, suggested cycle routes and useful information on getting here and around.
We hope to encourage sustainable travel, so we have suggested some ways to get around the region here below. You can find out what we are doing to make Spring Fling a greener event HERE.
Spring Fling Bus Tours
The exact route and timing of all trips are left to the discretion of the driver.
Unfortunately, some tours have now been cancelled due to lack of bookings. But these are still available:
// Sat 27 May The Green Route
Travelling to Auldgirth, Moniaive, Penpont, Thornhill, Sanquhar, Durisdeer and Cample Mill. Returning to Dumfries 5pm (very approximately).
There will be time to visit one of the many options for lunch in Thornhill – but you may wish to bring your own.
// Sun 28 May The East Tour
Travelling to Hightae, pick-up at Lockerbie Station c. 10.50 a.m., then on to Eskdalemuir (snack opportunity), Arkleton Walled Garden, Langholm (lunch options). Returning to Dumfries c. 4.30 p.m. (very approximately).
You can find out more information on each tour via this link.
Kirkcudbright Walking Tours
Join Kirkcudbright Art Tours for an exclusive guided walk through the historic High Street as an introduction to the art history of Scotland’s Artists’ Town.
Spring Fling artists en route will also welcome you into their studios.
Tours will take place daily during the event lasting 90 minutes.
Available tours include:
Saturday 27 – 10.30am
Sunday 28 – 2pm
Monday 29 – 10.30am
Tickets: £15 (£12 for Friends/Concessions)
- Meet at 10.30 a.m. outside the Visitor Information Centre in Harbour Square, where there is free parking
- Dress suitably for weather conditions with comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water if warm weather
- Most of the walking will be at street level, but we will enter private gardens and studios en route
- No dogs, please! You will be visiting some premises where they are not allowed
Why not take to two wheels and really explore the magnificent Dumfries &
Lots of our studios are accessible by bike and make for a great day’s cycle outing. The routes below have been prepared by Galloway Cycling Holidays.
CTC Dumfries & Galloway have also mapped out two routes. There’ll be a guided tour from Castle Douglas on the Saturday & one from Dumfries on the Sunday of Spring Fling – or you can use the directions to ride out whenever you please over the weekend. Full details here.
Spring Fling by Bike //
Newton Stewart > Wigtown & back
Great route, very easy along route 73. Well signed. Obviously you can get on to Bladnoch (near studio 7) just down from Wigtown.
Starting Point: Kircudbright/Castle Douglas
Route Description: 20 mi, very established route > Route 7 via Gelston/ Threave, and also passing Tongland (near studio 22).
Kirkcudbright > Borgue > Kirkandrews >Twynholm > Tongland > Kirkcudbright
This route allows for 3 options:
2. KBT > Kirkandrews and a loop back to KBT via A755: studio 17
3. Big loop to take in Twynholm and Tongland (edge of) for studios 20 and 22: 21 miles.
Castle Douglas > Kirkpatrick Durham
Starting Point: Thornhill > Moniaive
Route listing: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34467284
Route Description: 17 mi, or an out/back
Route Description: 26 mi, taking in near studios 78, 81