- Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway – anyone know it?
Strangely enough, I passed through there on Saturday morning. Not much to see really, it’s a very small village surrounded by a scattering of houses. I guess there must be a little through traffic on account of being right next to the Mull of Galloway lighthouse (most southerly point in Scotland).
The Rhinns are mostly cultivated farmland and cattle grazing so not a lot of scope for trails.
Might I ask why she has chosen to go there?Posted 4 years ago
Does anyone know anything about Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway? Whats good, whats bad, whats interesting?
My 79 year old Mother has decided to move up there from Essex, and apart from it being on Luce bay and the southern most village in Scotland, I know nothing about it.
Oh and any decent local riding other than Kirroughree?
ThanksPosted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I guy I know moved to Drummore a few years ago, bought a cottage overlooking the sea for peanuts, did it up & is now happily retired. He does loads of sea fishing so it’s perfect for him. We used to go to the caravan site on Luce Bay (Sandhead?) when the kids were little. It’s a lovely area & I’ll be back sometime!
If I’m not mistaken the cottages at the lighthouse are holiday rentals.Posted 4 years ago
We used to go to the caravan site on Luce Bay (Sandhead?)
Yup so did we as kids in the 70s. That site is mostly statics now but there is a nice site at new England bay
bit of a ball ache to get to though.
Telling me when I got to Carlisle I thought I was nearly there… 🙄Posted 4 years ago
Carlisle? You’ve not even started 🙂Posted 4 years ago
bloody pensioners 😉
So from Drummore to the Mull – did you go via road or is there a coastal path?
EDIT#1 actually I’m pretty certain of a coastal path as I think my Uncle coordinated work on it
EDIT#2 good blog – btw not planning whereto sleep at the end of a ride is part of cycle touring I think?Posted 4 years ago
Aye – you live in a lovely and quite under-sung part of the world. Most of the 7 Stakes, loads of natural trails and fabulous roads for cycling too. Add in the hillwalking, beaches and sailing and it’s quite surprising you’re not completely over-run by tourists.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Shhhh , we’ve got quite enough tourists as it is at the moment – don’t want this place turning into a wilder version of the Lake District wi hoards of folk tramping about my hills, which will never happen to be fair as there is no such thing as paths or recognised routes such as there is south of the border.
Nope….nothing to see here….move along now……….Posted 4 years agojp-t853Member
It is a lovely area. I have stayed in the lighthouse keepers cottage in very wild weather one February. We tend to have long weekends at the New England Bay caravan club site a couple of times a year. It is a lovely spot on a beach.
It is a bit like Kintyre in that it is overlooked I guess from people who think they might as well spend the time travelling further north.
Drummore is close by, it has a useful shop a cafe and a pub or two but generally pretty quiet. There are some nice areas heading back towards Wigtown etc or north towards Culzean.
Cycling wise it is a great road touring type of area.Posted 4 years ago
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