Driving directions to Wanlockhead

Coming from the North (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lanark, Central Belt), head for Abington (Junction 13 on the on the M74) and take the B797 road to Leadhills / Wanlockhead.

If you are coming from Dumfries, the safest route in wintry conditions is via the A701 and M74. Exit at the Junction 14 in Elvanfoot, follow the B7040 to Leadhills and then the B797 to Wanlockhead.

Parking your car in Wanlockhead

Wanlockhead and Leadhills have narrow, winding streets. There will be designated parking areas in both villages. More details will be sent to you closer to the event. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF HOUSES OR ON THE B797. The roads must be kept clear at all times. Please follow the marshals directions and use the designated areas. In order to minimise traffic impact, please try to car share wherever possible.

Parking your car in Leadhills

Leadhills, only 1 mile from Wanlockead, has additional public parking space available, If you are leaving your car in Leadhills, please park at Leadhills square or at the public parking spaces at Leadhills school. The Hopetoun Arms Hotel welcomes cyclists and you can use their car park which is located behind the hotel.