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Threave Gardens

Direction: Out Terregles Rd, return Old Military Rd

Distance: 39 Miles.

Head out the Terregles road on a slight incline low traffic road. There's a slight climb after Shawhead, then taking the junction West, just after the small bridge, there's a good climb testing your legs good style taking you up to the 10 mile mark. This area is really remote, but surprisingly the road is in pretty good condition -until you hit the wooded shady area - watch out here for potholes. After this it's pretty easy going until you get to Bridge of Urr and then there's another couple of decent hills to climb. From here on, it's all pretty flat to Threave Gardens. They have a cafe, so fuel up there if you like before returning home. Return on the 'Old Military Rd', which descends until you get to the 'Haugh of Urr' and then theres a few good climbs until you get to the Lochfoot area where the road then descends again for a good 5 miles.

Rating 9/10

Update: 8 Sept 12 - Be very careful 11 to 12 miles in, on the backroad to KPD. There are some serious pot holes on the road and some appear around a corner so you don't see them until the last instant. Bunnyhop skills come in handy!