Cycling Breaks In Scotland
If you love cycling, you’ll love cycling in South Lanarkshire. You needn’t travel for miles to reach routes that suit. Cyclist’s can find all sorts of options, all grades of difficulty and endurance and a real choice of distance. Ride through a variety of landscapes peppered with history.
The cycle from Lanark is first class and shows off Lanarkshire at its best. Demanding in places, for the most part it follows delightful country lanes across rural landscape. The surprises continue on the Forth route. Few people are aware of Wilsontown and its trail blazing iron foundry or the sleepy hamlets of Haywood and Auchengray that occupy this forgotten corner.
Many routes start at nearby Biggar passing through Newbigging, Dunsyre and Broughton to name just a few villages. Many places of interest along the trails include;
- Little Sparta the poetry garden of the late artist Ian Hamilton Finlay.
- Broughton where it is claimed the magician Merlin was laid to rest!
- Covington is a hamlet of thatched cottages, and further on at the farm there is a medieval keep and dovecot, where Robert Burns spent the night, there is a cairn to commemorate his visit.
We can store safely overnight your cycle and dry of any clothing. Packed lunches can be prepared and we are happy to fill your flask or water bottle. After a days exhilarating cycling, relax in the lounge and plan your next route.