Meandering through the open countryside of Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire, National Cycle Network Route 74 links Scotland’s central belt to Gretna, famous for its romantic wedding traditions dating back to 1754.
Beginning close to Hamilton Central train station and Strathclyde Country Park, a host venue during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Route 74 immediately heads south on a mixture of traffic-free and on-road sections.
Passing by a small picnic area close to the mining village of Coalbridge, a popular stopping point for those completing the LEJOG/JOGLE coast-to-coast challenge, the route continues towards Moffat, taking in the pleasant villages of Blackwood and Crawford.
Travelling through South Lanarkshire and into Dumfries and Galloway, the route incorporates sections along A and B roads towards the English border, with traffic-free paths either side of the historic town of Lockerbie.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.