For a hassle free way to travel direct from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle or Dumfries straight to the site See the Knock Bus page.
A ride share link has been set up at goCarShare
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Please note that the festival site is 4 miles from the A713 to the east and not on the A713.
Public Transport Information
From outside Dumfries and Galloway or Scotland the best route is to get to Glasgow, from Glasgow to Ayr by bus or train, then bus to Dalmellington where local taxi firm (T&C Town Taxis, 30 Main Street, Dalmellington – next to Stobbs the bakers – 01292 550 100) will be providing shuttle service from Dalmellington to Knockengorroch.
Alternatively you can also get to New Cumnock by train and then a bus to Dalmellington.
Bus times from New Cumnock to/from Dalmellington can be found here
New Cumnock to Dalmellington: Mon-Sat – 7,25,13.10, 15.08, 17.25, 19.33, 21.33 NO Sunday service
Dalmellington to New Cumnock: Mon-Sat – 8.11, 9.55, noon, 13.54, 15.52, 18.14, 20.19
Cross road after leaving New Cumnock station and turn RIGHT, 3 minute walk from station to nearest bus stop. Bus no 356.
Mon to Sat NB NO SUNDAY SERVICE
Cheap train return tickets can be obtained to New Cumnock, Glasgow Central or Ayr (via Glasgow Central) from London or anywhere en route if you book early enough. National rail enquiries can provide info on ALL train journeys: 08457 48 49 50, as can Trainline.
Glasgow Prestwick airport is the closest airport-approx 35 miles from Knockengorroch. Tel 0871 223 0700. Car hire is available at the airport – book in advance.
The travel info desk at the airport can advise on public transport to Ayr from the airport, from Ayr proceed as above.
From within the region
Knockengorroch festival site is around 55 miles from Dumfries.
If you want to reach Knockengorroch from Dumfries, you need to get a bus to Castle Douglas, and from Castle Douglas a bus to Dalmellington (bus no 520) which runs twice daily from Castle Douglas (no service on Sunday). Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford, and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival, the closest you can reach Knockengorroch using public transport.
520 bus from Castle Douglas to Dalmellington runs Mon to Sat. Castle Douglas to Dalmellington/Ayr: leaves Castle Douglas at 12.58pm, 14.05 and 16.26. Meadowhead and Lamford are approx 10 min before bus reaches Dalmellington. Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival.
Dalmellington to Castle Douglas: leaves Dalmellington 10.20AM AND 2.20PM, arriving Castle Douglas 11.33 AM AND 3.33 PM. You need to be at road end by 10.20 OR 2.20 to be sure of catching the bus which needs flagging down. NO SUNDAY SERVICE either way.
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