A75 : Dumfries - Stranraer

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Straights : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 5 Motorcycle Road4.4
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

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Date : January 4, 2005
Length : 110 kms / 68.4 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
January 6, 2013 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Ditto to comments on Police presence - plenty of them, and keen to catch transgressors.

Worth checking ferry times to avoid long chains of heavy goods traffic. In recent years a few climbing lanes and dual carriageway sections have been added, but there are still too many commemorative crosses by the roadside as testament to ill-conceived overtakes.

That said, great views of the Solway Firth, and if youre happy to stick to speed limits, a rewarding ride.


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  • N0bby
  • Honda NT700VA Deauville
  • score: 13
October 12, 2008 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Very heavy police presence. This is the main route to catch the ferries at Stranraer. The police are always looking to catch the one who is late for his ferry. Lots of unmarked cars including a Subaru Impreza. Recently they have taken to hiding a patrol car up a side entrance near Glenluce and just peeking around the corner with a hand held radar. Camera vans operate regularly anywhere along the A75 from Gretna to Stranraer. Quite a few places to stop and grab a bite to eat. The Old School Tea Room at Ringford is a little bit pricey but has really good home cooked food, but no bacon butties here. Plenty of roadside vans though to get a good bacon butty and a cuppa. Try the one near Creetown in the layby. For any F1 fans David Coulthard has a museum in Twynholm, it has a tea room too. If you want a pleasant ride it is ok as long as you stick to the speed limits and dont catch a batch of trucks heading to or from the ferry. Ideally use it to link up the A713 route.


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  • Fender
  • Kawasaki ZZR1400
  • score: 11
December 31, 2005 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

There's always a heavy police presence on this road, lot's of unmarked cars too. It's not a bad thing because I've seen a lot of poor driving on this road.


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September 29, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

I too would reckon this is one to avoid, being the main road to Stranraer there seem to be a lot of police around whenever I've been here. There must be better choices around here! Over to you the locals.


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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158
January 4, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A good selection of fast straights and some nice corners on this route down towards the Mull of Galloway. Some police activity in the area, perhaps this is Aprilia's fault!!