Day 8: Sat 16 June 2012 Carlisle to Lanark

Day 8: Sat 16 June 2012 Carlisle to Lanark

Today is pprox. 85 miles crossing into Scotland ! Along B5299 into Carlisle. Right on Castle Way (A595) and pick up A7, north out of town. Left before J44 M6    and parallel M6 to Gretna. B7076 out of Gretna and track M74 north. Continue on to A702 just north of J14. Watch out for Left onto Old Carlisle road. Follow to Abington and join A 702 again to J13 M6. Cross to B7078 and continue to track M74 to Lanark turn off. Minor roads into Lanark.

Easy level start for first 12 miles then a long steady climb over the borders. Levels off again for last 20 miles with a downhill finish into Lanark.

We will be staying at Lanark Clyde Valley Caravan Park Kirkfieldbank Lanark Central ML11 9JW nTel 01555 663951, probably haveing a beer in Horse and Jockey – Real ale Music and parking around the back

Nestling amongst 100 acres of wooded countryside 3 miles outside the market town of Lanark on the A706 Newmill Fishery complex is the best of its kind in Scotland.