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Day 1

Dumfries to New Cumnock Strava route

Day 2

New Cumnock to Portpatrick Strava route

Day 3

Portpatrick to Isle of Whithorn Strava route

Day 4

Isle of Whithorn to Kirkcudbright Strava route

Day 5

Kirkcudbright to Dumfries Strava route


A not entirely comprehensive list of where to stay. Google, airbnb etc. will throw up more options. These are not recommendations other than where stated. When using the VSWS links check location of accommodation!



Dumfries is the main county town and so has lots of accommodation to choose from, a few of which are listed here;-

New Cumnock

The Old School, Dalleagles KA18 4QW   01290 810 005

Lochside House Hotel KA18 4PN   01290 333 000

Afton Water B&B KA18 4PR   01290 332 548


Listed here;-

Isle of Whithorn

Steam Packet Inn DG8 8LL   01988 500 334

A characterful Inn with scenic views over the harbour

The owner Alastair not only completed the 2018 SW300 24 hour challenge but also raised over £4,000 for charity in doing so. He also brewed a special SW300 Challenge Ale which he handed out free to other riders. 

Alastair is also looking to open a self catering hostel in 2020


Selkirk Arms Hotel DG6 4JG   01557 330 402

The Owner Chris organised and partook in the 2019 ride and accompanying videos.

Alternatives listed here;-