The many routes of travel to KNOCKENGORROCH!
For a hassle free way to travel direct from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle or Dumfries straight to the site see the Knock Bus page.
There are several car share schemes operating in Scotland, including Liftshare
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.
Boyds Taxis, a local taxi firm, tel 01292 551 223 are providing a shuttle service for festival attendees from Dalmellington to the festival.
Taxi Prices [very competitive if sharing]:
Car – £10 to road end [4 miles from fest site] or £20 to bridge/box office [1/2 mile to fest site]
8-seater – £20 road end or £30 bridge/box office
Boyds Taxis are also available for other journeys.
Alternatively, you can also get to New Cumnock by train and then a bus to Dalmellington.
Bus 520 from Dalmellington Square to festival road end [4 miles from fest site] leaves 10.20am and 2.20pm see below
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 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.
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 (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
We advise checking all journey info before starting out.
Shuttle bus times will be confirmed in due course, please check back nearer to the event.
1pm to 11pm hourly or as required from Carsphairn village to festival site.
11am to 11pm hourly or as required from Carsphairn village to festival site.
Sunday and Monday
10am to 10pm hourly or as required from the festival site to Carsphairn village
If you need to get back to your car urgently outwith these times please talk to us to arrange.