Annandale Way + GPX
Distance: 88 km Grade: 3 (Moderate)
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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 lesser known part of Scotland. The trail is mostly 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 and the 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: At St Ann's there is no accommodation!
Stages (on the map):
- Moffat - St Ann's 13 km (Easy) East of Park Bridge
- St Ann's - Lochmaben 17 km (Easy) or from Lockerbie 20,75 km (Easy) Blackburn or Dryfe Water
- Lochmaben - Hoddom Castle 21,5 km (Moderate) or from Lockerbie 12,5 km (Easy) Calflake Bridge or Glenholm
- Hoddom Castle - Newbie Barns 16,25 km (Easy) Just north of Annan