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This sits on the sustrans cycle route 7 newton stewart road. Stincher bridge 6 miles south of Straiton and well signed posted

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Forest roads with single track sections. Short middle section is on quite tarmac roads and takes in the foot slopes of the infamous Nick O Balloch climb

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Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Stincher source circular22.85123 Moderate Moderate

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08/09/2018 Good fun with some nice single track at the end.Loch Cornish loop might be better anticlockwise.
bobc gave this trail 3 stars about 1 year ago

Stincher source circular

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Length: 22.8 Miles
Ascent: 512 m
Time: 3 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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From the car park at Stincher bridge turn right down to the main road then left on the road the right onto the single track keeping the head water of the river stincher on your right. Follow this track until it becomes a forest road and carry on. At the junction tag 3 turn left and climb. Just under the pylons you see a sign for the Stincher falls (tag 3) take this right turn and head down hill on the single track. Once at the bottom turn right. (Turning left takes you to sitncher fall for a pleasant detour) Just across the bridge turn left (tag 6) stay on the road, climb then descend. Eventually half way down a road double backs to the right (tag 7) take this and continue straight ahead until you come to the tarmac section. Eventually you come to north balloch farm. Turn left onto the main road and follow this and begin climbing the infamous Nick o Balloch which was used in the now lost and sadly missed Girvan 3 day road race. Carry on climbing until around half way on open hill side you notice a gated forest track doubling back off the main road and just before witches bridge. Take this forest road. At the junction go right (tag 11) Continue along this road past the single track to stincher falls (back at tag 3) continue retracing your steps to the start. At the junction at the bottom of the hill (tag 3 & 12) follow the road round to the left until you reach the main road. Cross this and ride along the west approach road. At the next junction go left then down hill to Loch Bradan dam. Follow the road round then head right up hill along the side of the dam (tag 15). Carry along this road through the gate and onward. Further down you notice off to your right 2 posts. This is the start of the single track round the loch. Continue on this until you reach the second dam on the loch. Tag 17 take a right down the foot of the dam up onto the road on the other side and go right at the top. Ride along here and enter the single track. Do not deviate of to the left at tag 19 this takes you to Loch Doon. Once you reach the end with ballochbeaties cottage to you left enter the road and turn right. Follow this round bearing left onto the main loch road. Before the bridge take the left single track loch Cornish trail tag 22. BEWARE WALKERS PRESENT AND PLEASE GIVE WAY Climb and enjoy the views. Eventually this bring you to loch Cornish, continue up the alp duez style climb to the top. From here enjoy the down hill following the trail back to the car park. BEWARE WALKERS PRESENT AND PLEASE GIVE WAY

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