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All photos in & around Dumfries

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147382Photo #147382The A714 truck road is narrow along this section, quite hilly, with bends and it passes through a wooded area. So line of sight is poor, and being on the Colvend coast it has heavy holiday traffic levels at peak season, especially caravans. Google maps (street view) show tyre encroachment onto the verge especially on the coast side (south side) which indicates that the highway at this point is too narrow for present use. Cycling along this stretch I have found that vehicles are so intent on overtaking me that they overtake then slam on their brakes just in front on me because before committing to overtake they have not paid sufficient attention to oncoming traffic.Cycleway:
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147257Photo #147257In very dry conditions this N7 cycleway through the Cally Estate en-route to Gatehouse is rideable. However in wet conditions the surface turns into a slimy paste and becomes dangerous. Furthermore mud picks up easily on tyres and clogs mudguards. So in wet or winter conditions one is forced to avoid this section of the N7 cycle route and go along the Enrick Burn Rd. (Girth) to its junction with the A75, then go eastwards along it then turn left on the B727 and enter Gatehouse from the east along it. The tip along the double lane section of the A75 is very dangerous for cyclists especially when convoys of trucks are overtaking each other going eastwards.Cycleway:
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147255Photo #147255There have been recent property developments adjacent to the track that the forms part of the N7 cycleway to Ann St, Gatehouse (where the Masonic Arms is). During the development it appears that this section of track was topped with very coarse, loose aggregate (approx 50mm x 25mm size) - which has not been compacted. This makes it very dangerous for cycling and very uncomfortable as one gets bounced around and it is easy to lose control when the front wheel hits a large stone. Does the dressing on the track comply with the planning consent conditions when permission for the developments were given? The cycle route, I assume, should have been considered when development consent given?Cycleway:
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147250Photo #147250Access onto the N7 cycle route cycleway, formed from the disused railway line, to the north of Creetown, just before the A75, is very steep - I found I had to dismount to climb up it on a dry summers day. In icy or wet I assume it will be very dangerous - especially to cyclists coming south.Cycleway:
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140852Photo #140852Cars parking on pavements make it necessary for school children, and everyone else, to walk in the road.Track:
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140851Photo #140851Speed limit and restriction to local traffic only would allow cycling and walking between New Galloway, Mossdale and Lauriston - no footpath at present and traffic speed and amount limits safe cycling. Alternative route for through journeys is available on main A713.Temporary closure:
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140849Photo #140849Extend cycleway and footpaths from schools through town to link with residential areas to allow safe journeys to school.Cycleway:
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140848Photo #140848Narrow, uneven pavements make social distancing impossible, also difficult for wheelchair and buggy circulation.Track:
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140847Photo #140847No footpath or cycle path to Duncow school from Kirton - road unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists, especially children.Cycleway:
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140842Photo #140842Beattock to Moffat cycle path needed for safe access to school, workplaces, shops and social eventsCycleway:
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131266Photo #131266This road follows the M74 all the way up to Hamilton linking lots of towns and villages. The surface is awful when riding a bike along it. It needs a proper resurface not just top dressing.Cycleway:
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130805Photo #130805Straight ahead cycle lane to the left of the left turn into Lidl. This is dangerous.Cycleway:
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130804Photo #130804Awful narrow pavement with large number of rails next to an extremely busy junction and a primary school. Pavement need widening especially at the roundabout.Track:
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130783Photo #130783Very wide junction and very narrow footpath. Narrow the junction physically rather than with paint to allow pedestrians to cross more easily and to slow traffic turning.Track:
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130265Photo #130265Improve the access into the cycle path - remove the barrier restrictions or make a much wider gap.Cycleway:
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130256Photo #130256Garroch Loaning - Hedge needs trimming back and path widened especially where pedestrians and cyclists share the same path, and past the bus-stop - or move the bus-stop?Track:
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128358Photo #128358Narrow pavement because it’s been reduced to park 3 carsTrack:
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126857Photo #1268573! lane exit from McDonalds needs narrowing to allow safe use of cycle lane / shared use path to school.Cycleway:
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126854Photo #126854Access to Cargenbridge school by bike from Dumfries requires 3 busy, uncontrolled road crossings - one of which has very poor sight lines. Make this a signal controlled junction rather than a roundabout and add toucan / pedestrian crossings.Cycleway:
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126847Photo #126847Cycle way ends abruptly and returns bikes to the road just as speed limi drops from 60 to 30( and is widely not adhered to). Continue along existing pavement as a shared use path until the planned cycle lane on the other side of the road with crossing.Cycleway:
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126843Photo #126843Consider the implementation of a school street - temporary closure around school in/ out times to reduce traffic and support active travel.Temporary closure:
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126840Photo #126840Very busy area. Need to look at safety improvements to allow active travel to school.Cycleway:
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126838Photo #126838Existing shared use path struggling with current volume of traffic and mix of walkers and people on bikes. Need to provide segregated cycle facilities or provide an alternative safe cycle route across townCycleway:
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126833Photo #126833Enforce the current parking ban and change the released space into a protected cycle laneCycleway:
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126831Photo #126831Cycle way very narrow and overgrown. Cut back overhanging trees and bushesCycleway:
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126830Photo #126830Missing link for safe active travel to hospital from this side of town. Make the road access only and allow walking and cycling. Alternative route for motor traffic via Dalbeattie rd, new abbey rd.Temporary closure:
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126415Photo #126415There is no provision for cycling in the town apart from Route7 waymarking and limited shared pathCycleway:
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117435Photo #117435This is a very tricky crossing with the family and bikes, stopping on a small island in the middle. If it could be made so that you cross the road in one go, or a bike path (perhaps under the bridge, was available to avoid this junction.Cycleway:
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109288Photo #109288Welcome to Dumfries 🤦‍♂️ @CyclingDumfries t.co/9Xo968LBuYRoad environment:
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99850Photo #99850We could improve this cycle track? Or... t.co/Cilq1HPdIRGeneral sign/notice:
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98908Photo #98908Sweetheart Abbey

Location: , New Abbey (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Sweetheart Abbey
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98907Photo #98907Caerlaverock Castle

Location: , Caerlaverock Castle (Scotland, United Kingdom)
NCN7
Caerlaverock Castle
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98906Photo #98906Tall ship

Location: , Glencaple (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Glencaple
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98905Photo #98905Disused railway viaduct at the end of the railway path NCN 7 DumfriesCycleway:
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98904Photo #98904Solway Firth Panorama

Location: Scotland, United Kingdom

NCN 7
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98903Photo #98903No cycling across the suspension bridge but you can walk across and avoid the busy road bridges.
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98902Photo #98902Dumfries Old Bridge

Stepped access so not suitable for cycling but does allow people to avoid the busy road crossing.
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98901Photo #98901The Old Military Road

Location: , Drumsleet (Scotland, United Kingdom)

NCN 7
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64724Photo #64724Colour coded cycle route sign.Route sign:
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64723Photo #64723Cycle parking in Whithorn.Cycle parking:
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64722Photo #64722Information sign about Machars cycle route and some cycle parking behind that white sign in Wigtown.Cycle parking:
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64193Photo #64193Maxwelltown path - our flagship cycleway. Summer use only? t.co/Y6vOkkjYkVCycleway:
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64192Photo #64192Cycle route sign in WigtownRoute sign:
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64191Photo #64191Wide streets in the middle of Wigtown.Road environment:
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64190Photo #64190Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town.Route sign:
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64189Photo #64189NCN route 73 sign in Wigtown.Route sign:
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64188Photo #64188A city bike scheme in Dumfries at the railway station.Cycle parking:
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48928Photo #48928Forest of Ae Stane

Location: , Ae (Scotland, United Kingdom)

The stane at the Forest of Ae. Smile! :D
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47175Photo #47175Cycling Tour of South-West Scotland: Loch Ken Viaduct - the Cassandra Crossing?

Recycled railway bridge in South-West Scotland
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44743Photo #44743200 years since the birth of Kirkpatrick Macmillan - strongly associated with inventing the bicycle.

Courthill Smithy

www.geograph.org.uk/photo/179679

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-19423947
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44119Photo #44119Entry sign to Scotland on cycle route 7General sign/notice:
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34722Photo #34722Cycle parking at Gretna Green station.Cycle parking:
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33205Photo #33205Cycle Hire DumfriesCycle parking:
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33180Photo #33180NCN 7 above A75Cycleway:
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33179Photo #33179NCN 7 Short steep bitCycleway:
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33178Photo #33178NCN 7Cycleway:
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33025Photo #33025NCN 7 path at GretnaCycleway:
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33024Photo #33024Bridge over river near AnnanCycleway:
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33023Photo #33023NCN 7 cycle track link at AnnanCycleway:
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33022Photo #33022Cycle parking in DumfriesCycle parking:
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33021Photo #33021NCN 7 A75 underpassCycleway:
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33020Photo #33020NCN 7 Glasgow Road crossing, GretnaCycleway:
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33019Photo #33019Wheeltwisters in DumfriesCycle parking:
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33018Photo #33018Beware of cyclists on NCN 7 between Dumfries and AnnanGeneral sign/notice:
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33017Photo #33017NCN 7 in DumfriesCycleway:
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33016Photo #33016Shared use footway on Brooms RoadCycleway:
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33015Photo #33015Empty bicycle parking outside DGOne in Dumfries.Cycle parking:
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29317Photo #29317Cycling art work north of Lockerbie (NCN 74)

Location: Beattock

The word is Toulouse - I'm not sure what the link is. The whole thing is made of bike signs.

- Update - there is mention of a Glasgow to Toulouse cycle route. That might explain it.
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19868Photo #19868P1040277

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19867Photo #19867P1040276

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19866Photo #19866P1040274

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19865Photo #19865P1040271

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19864Photo #19864P1040265

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19863Photo #19863P1040262

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19862Photo #19862P1040261

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19861Photo #19861P1040260

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19860Photo #19860P1040256

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19859Photo #19859P1040255

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19858Photo #19858P1040248

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19857Photo #19857P1040247

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19856Photo #19856P1040245

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19855Photo #19855P1040243

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19854Photo #19854P1040241

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19853Photo #19853P1040239

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19852Photo #19852P1040237

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19851Photo #19851P1040234

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19850Photo #19850P1040232

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19849Photo #19849P1040231

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19848Photo #19848P1040230

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19847Photo #19847P1040229

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19846Photo #19846P1040228

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19845Photo #19845P1040227

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19844Photo #19844P1040226

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19843Photo #19843P1040225

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19842Photo #19842P1040224

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19841Photo #19841P1040223

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19840Photo #19840P1040222

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19839Photo #19839P1040221

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19838Photo #19838P1040220

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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19837Photo #19837P1040216

Location: , Dumfries (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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