Day 8: Carlisle to Abington
Saturday, 62 miles and flat for the first 40 mile. Just what we need after a Friday night in Carlisle! Our first village we reach is Gretna Green, where we cross the border into Scotland. Time for a short photo stop and back on the bikes as were only 12 mile in.
Upon leaving Gretna with the terrain remaining flat, we pass through Lockerbie and criss-cross over and under the M6 remaining safe on minor roads. Staying on the same B road for 40 mile and passing river valleys along side River Annan we’ll arrive at Moffat for our lunch stop.
Leaving Moffat, we begin climbing and get our first sight of the River Clyde and bigger valleys, a lot bigger! We continue on to Abington where we stop for the day and end our 3 day streak of 60 milers.