Biggar & Broughton Circuit

This route heads east into the Borders to the village of Broughton where it is claimed the magician Merlin was laid to rest.



Biggar offers two good opportunities for discovering more about local history, including the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and Biggar Gasworks Museum.

St. Mary’s Church

A collegiate church, St Mary’s, signposted from High Street in Biggar, dates from 1545 and was built before the Reformation and is the the last collegiate church in Scotland.

Broughton Ales

Broughton Brewery, in the village, has been brewing craft beer since 1979.


Note: Public Toilets are well signposted at Corn Exchange in Biggar and on road south out of Broughton. Free parking is signposted throughout Biggar.

From the Corn Exchange on High Street, turn right and head eastwards for a few 100 metres.

After the shops end – and where the road drifts left – turn right at the junction signposted “Broughton 5 miles, B7016”.

Follow this good rolling road through picturesque farmland to Broughton.

At the T-junction with Broughton Main Street, turn right. There is a coffee shop, Laurel Bank, with outside seating.

Follow Main Street (A701) through Broughton. As you start to climb out of Broughton, turn right.

When the road veers right, stay right and follow for Hartree. The road climbs past Pyatknowe Farm and once over the crest, cycle downhill to the right and then follow the road into Biggar.

The road then climbs and rolls past numerous farms, before a more noticeable steeper uphill and downhill. After 3.5 miles, you’ll join three roads.

Stay right again and follow the road into Biggar. At the T-junction on Station Road and High Street, turn right to return to start.

OS Landranger 72
Corn Exchange, High Street, Biggar
Lanark (18 miles)
Biggar is well served by tearooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as a great array of local shops
distance: 12 miles/20km, elevation: 767ft/234m
Quiet back roads that are mainly good quality and occasionally less so

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