In Scotland but further south than Carlisle...

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A weekend away with my mate was in order. The 211 performed brilliantly. Took the booze, and copious amounts of food required to fuel me.

Went to a campsite in Dumfrieshire, and stayed in a "Wigwam"-basically a mini chalet as it was chucking it down and quite chilly. However, getting to the middle of nowhere is a relaxing and calming thing and I cannot recommend it enough.

Anyway, the area has some really good driving roads. In particular the A713 from Ayr to Dumfries (The Dumfries-Ayr tourist route IIRC) and is usually quiet. There are also some nice roads down the Mull of Galloway, and a nice wee restaurant there too. It would be a nice place for a Scots GTG.

The Mull of Galloway is the most southern point in Scotland, and further south (just) than Carlisle and essentially parallel with Penrith.

It really is quite an interesting place, we did a tour of the lighthouse (a mere £2 each) and the views are stunning. On a good day you can see the Isle of Man and NI.

However, it was a tad overcast, and very windy.

The accommodation

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The lighthouse

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Various views from the lighthouse and cliffs on Scotlands most southerly point



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Where we were on the Map

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The feasting

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Return trip-no speeding involved

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Yep, one of THOSE !!!
Great location for a GTG ?

Only if we get to use this bit as a race track :)

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Its a superb place for a GTG if folk are willing to travel, its about 2hrs30mins from Glasgow and Carlisle.

The roads there have very sweeping views, and are good fun to drive on, bar when the cows just walk on the road....if we fitted a bull bar to yours, road kill then BBQ on the new machine!!!
 

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Nice photos! However, us southerners have a word for your "chalet". We know it as a "shed" :p

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I'd say it's a great place for a GTG as a local. Further West in Dumfries and Galloway there are some lovely roads too, around Kirkcudbrightshire is very nice indeed.
 

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I was around that area a couple of months ago, VV nice :thumb:, as you say Steve good roads.
The dam Lighthouse was shut when I was there :doh::D.
 

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