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.

Key stats

  • 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

Top Tip

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.

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