Annandale Way (incl. GPX!)
Distance: 88 km Grade: 3 (Moderate)
This 4-stage moderately difficult walk from Moffat to the Solway Firth has a few steep sections and map reading skills could be essential. The Annandale Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails, offers the walker the natural beauty and tranquillity of this somewhat lesser known part of Scotland. The trail is mostly clearly waymarked and, starting out from Moffat, it winds slowly south. Some 13 miles from Moffat at St Ann's (Millhousebridge actually), the more strenuous option continues via Lochmaben but there is an easier branch through Lockerbie. Both spurs unite at Hoddom Castle.
The trail finally finishes at the shore of the Solway Firth at Newbie Barns.
Note: there is no accommodation at St Ann's! If you want to carry straight on to Lochmaben or Lockerbie you just might consider taking a bus.
Stages (on the map):
- Moffat - St Ann's 13 km (Easy)
- St Ann's to Lochmaben 17 km (Easy) or Lockerbie 20,75 km (Easy)
- Lochmaben to Hoddom Castle 21,5 km (Moderate) or from Lockerbie 12,5 km (Easy)
- Hoddom Castle - Newbie Barns 16,25 km (Easy)