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ROUK/BHS Scotland "Douglas Heart Ride" At Drumlanrig Castle

  • 8th September 2024
  • 9.30am-3pm
  • 25
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Thornhill DG3 4AQ, UK

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ROUK/BHS Scotland "Douglas Heart Ride" At Drumlanrig Castle

Sunday 8 September 2024, 9am-3pm

Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4AQ

By kind permission of Drumlanrig Castle & Queensberry Estate

Join BHS Scotland for the privileged “Douglas Heart Ride” at Drumlanrig Castle, courtesy of Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate, for a ride around the grounds choosing either a six mile or a ten mile route (all distances are approximate).

The routes are mostly grass, forest track and estate road, taking in beautiful views of the castle, the Lowther hills, Beech Loch, Starn Loch and of course the stunning River Nith. A beautiful landscape filled with wildlife and diversity. Some road riding will be included.

The Castle, which is a category A listed building, is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The 75,000 acre estate boasts miles of beautiful walks and acres of stunning gardens, which can be visited throughout the summer.  

This ride is in aid of Ride Out UK and My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.  Proceeds will be split 50/50.

First riders go out at 9.30am. Riders will be put into groups of riders with a maximum of six in each group and a minimum of two riders. Riders will be notified of their times by the Thursday prior to the ride.

At the castle there is a gift shop and craft shops and light refreshments are available in the Larchwood Cabin or Castle Tearoom. There will also be a coffee van within the event parking area. Toilets on site.

Parking is separate to that of the main castle parking.

This ride is restricted to 100 on a first come, first served basis.

Entry: £25

Feedback from a previous ride:

'Excellent ride! The organisation, admin and marking were first class. Portaloos and a coffee stall - what more could you want at a venue and the rain stayed off too!'

'What a fantastic ride out- my first one and I was very impressed by how well organised it was and how smiley and friendly all the volunteers were. Excellent route marking and great route. Can’t wait to see the photos from TopGearPhotos! Thanks very much to everyone involved'

'Just to let you know what a super day we had on Saturday.  Event was so well organised, and everyone very friendly and helpful.'

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