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 of Scotland with some of the most dramatic scenery lying ahead of you. The ride to Hopetoun Estate offers fantastic views of the Lowther Hills, the River Clyde and the iconic Forth Railway Bridge.

Key stats

Distance: 105 miles

Ascent: 4,144ft

Challenge Rating: 4/5

Highlights of the Day

  • The Scottish border photo opp
  • The Lowther Hills
  • Sweeping views of the Lowlands of Scotland

Top Tip

As you cross the border you will get a second wind and feel revitalised for the journey ahead. Welcome to Scotland!

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