Scotland, United Kingdom
Southern Uplands, United Kingdom | Rate 9
PositiveA much neglected part of Scotland, usually only travelled through by those heading much further North. An area that has few walkers while containing some very fine routes indeed. While not as rugged and spectacular as the Highlands, the area certainly has its attractions with plenty going on at the major centres. 5 long distance routes exist here, including the only official coast to coast!
NegativeThe area is really the beating heart of the timber industry in Scotland, great if you like conifers! Forestry Commision land however is open to the public and is a great amenity for all oudoor enthusiasts. Much of Southern Scotland, especially in the M74 corridor, is being taken over by wind farms, changing the landscapes for ever. The issue is emotive, but there is a need for green energy.
Annandale Way, United Kingdom | Rate 8
PositiveExcellent short trail in Southern Scotland. Starts at the lovely (if touristy) town of Moffat and circumnavigates the spectacular "Devil's Beef Tub". Lots of historic interest along the way with much varied scenery. Finishes with a river walk.
NegativeA little too much road walking in places - but that is being hyper critical. While the waymarking is good, it is sometimes akin to an easter egg hunt!
- When April 2011
- Website http://annandaleway.org/
- Distance walked 55 miles (~88.5 km)
- Days walked 4 days
- Part walked Complete route North to South via the Lochmaben and the Western Variant. Still to walk the Eastern Variant via Lockerbie
The Annandale Way
Full trip report at
Just click on the link for a day by day account of this charming middle distance trail in the South of Scotland, running from Moffat to the town of Annan on the Solway Firth