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Border Raid Dunbar Gifford and Duns Cycle Route

Scotland > East Lothian > Edinburgh
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBorder Raid Dunbar Gifford and Duns
Distance : miles (km)50.37  (81.06)
Posted ByMe Gell
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionEast Lothian
Start LocationBrodie Road,Dunbar
End LocationDunbar
Cycle Steps
Typical East Lothian/Borders route ie undulating. Hilly start out of Dunbar then up over Oldhamstocks. Usual great views of the Lammermuirs/Firth of Forth. Onto the Grantshouse to Duns road briefly then onto the Whiteadder road. Out of the Lammermuirs towards Gifford (coupla good food pubs if you fancy a short detour), then back to Dunbar with a coupla good climbs thrown in.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Good hills:-Starvation Brae-The Brunt-Oldhamstocks-Ecclaw-Preston. Whitadder Reservior (good to see its filled up again),Garvald (pub grub), Stenton, Pitcox (Spring Water Works), Spott and of course Sunny Dunny.

Your comments?
posted by:dolphusRating : difficult :
I did this ride on my own on Thurs 26th June 2008.
Boy, was it tough! The first hour out of Dunbar will make or break you. The Whitadder road is long! Approx 18 miles with almost nothing to help in case of trouble - I saw 4 cars the whole stretch of this bit.
Took me about 3 hrs 40mins on a racing bike. My first time in this area - very tough. Not for the fainthearted and you will need absolute faith in your ability and your bike's reliability once near halfway. Very remote.
But very nice scenery!
Dolphus, Scarborough

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