We are here

The Galloway landscape with its bleak mists and mudflats, glens and mountains, empty moors and ancient moss covered stones has been the backcloth for countless poems, novels and films. It's a place where people have left and ghosts and whispers fill the gap.

Hugh McMillan


Getting Here

galloway feels like stepping back 20 years in A little over 1 hour from either Glasgow or edinburgh. there is a fast transatlantic connection through Manchester and a ferry to europe via newcastle. we can help you plan your visit and arrange airport & train transfer to us. for more details click here.


Belted Galloways

Our logo features a Beltie called Robin!

the popular and distinctive belted galloway cow (black or brown with a white ‘belt’ around its middle). we can almost guarantee you will see these on your ride here.

you will want to take lots of photos of these cute beasts. we like to think of them as ‘ the galloway panda’.

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The Bike

Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812-1878).

is generally credited with inventing the pedal driven bicycle

Most of our rides from thornhill include a visit to his grave and workshop

now it's Time to be part of history. Ride the roads that the first bicycle rode on.