Day 6: Penrith to Hamilton
It’s time to get North of the border with a quick stop for the
obligatory ‘Welcome to Scotland’ photo
Heading North from Carlisle you will soon be at the border with Scotland with some of the most dramatic scenery lying ahead of you. The ride from Hutton-in-the-Forest to Hamilton offers fantastic views of the Lowther Hills and passes through Gretna Green, Lockerbie and Annan Dale.
- Distance: 100 miles
- Ascent: 3,350ft
- Challenge Rating: 3/5
Highlights of the Day
- The Scottish border photo opp
- The Lowther Hills
- Sweeping views of the Lowlands of Scotland
There are some long steady stretches here, but the road can be a little rough and so make sure you load up with chamois cream before.