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Southwest Scotland Coastal Motorcycle Route

You will literally hug the coastline through the whole Dumfriesshire region, encompassing many photo opportunities and return through a couple of passes in the heart of the region.

Surprisingly this route is relatively unknown (long may it last) so enjoy the beauty along with the relative quiet.

Approximate Distance: 308 miles (496 km)
Approximate Duration: 8 hours 32 minutes

Friends on Route

Distance *
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Owned by 4 passionate bikers, this is a fantastic 1700's hotel with an award winning restaurant that thrives on great food, sincere service and your comfort!
Limetree House Guest House
A beautifully maintained guest house perfectly located in the centre of Moffat.
Adamsonís Coffee House
Sadly, currently closed.
Moffat Woollen Mill
Moffat Woollen Mill features an excellent shopping experience suited very well to the tourist biker and has all the facilities that any biker would look for and need.
Lochhouse Farm Retreat Centre
Great secure parking. Perfectly located in the beautiful Galloway countryside that surrounds both Moffat and Beattock.
Logan Botanic Garden
A remarkable collection of Southern Hemisphere plants flourish, making Logan a plantsman's paradise.
Mariners Coffee Shop
A great biker cafť Ė choose from great a big breakfast or a fresh crab sandwich. Itís only a short hop to the most southerly point of Scotland.
Fleet Gallery
A tempting mix of arts and gifts. Donít forget your credit card!

* from start of route.

Filling Stations on Route

You will not be without fuel on this route as there are a number of fuel stations on this route in all the major towns. If in doubt just top up.

Things To Do & See On The Route

Mull Of Galloway – Scotland's most southerly point.

Route At A Glance

A route that will keep you stopping for another picture.

Watch Out For

There is the odd patch of farm muck on the road as you will be passing through farm land.


Weather Watch

Latest details on the weather.  The weather can change dramatically so please take care to check before setting off.

View a 5-day weather forecast on the BBC Weather website for:

Castle Douglas
Newton Stewart


  Coastline near Portpatrick

Route Gallery

View our gallery of photographs from the Southwest Scotland Coastal route, including photographs submitted by fellow bikers.

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Other Motorbike Routes

Choose from our other motorcycle routes in Southern Scotland and Northern England:

Biggar is Bigger
Three Lochs Run
Borders Loop
Scottish Castle Run
Best of Both Worlds
A Taste of Galloway
Burns Country Run
The Bruce Run
St. Abbs Border Hug
The Lakes
Galloway Quickie
Northumberland Ramble
Go Large with Largs
Route 15

Motorcycle Scotland Motorbike Routes in Scotland and Northern England