Tag Archives: Annandale Way

Hoddam Castle to the Solway: AW5

11.2 miles  4h 39m  ascent 105m Annandale Way Part 5: Hoddam to Newbie Mains The fifth and final section of our 2016 stroll along the Annandale Way proved warmer and drier than expected though earlier rains had left some of … Continue reading

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Carved Creatures, Gravel Walls and Hilltop Meadows: AW4

13.8 miles 6h 20m 339m ascent Annandale Way: Part 4, Lochmaben to Hoddam A walk through the dappled light of broadleaved woodland and the untainted sunshine falling on multicoloured meadows. Along country roads with heavy hedgerows. Up steep thistle-clad slopes. … Continue reading

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The grass below – above, the vaulted sky: AW3

10.3 miles 5h ascent 127m Annandale Way pt 3: Eden to Lochmaben The third section of the AW on a warm day with occasional showers and no off-route wanderings. The route heads mostly south, has more descent than climb, and … Continue reading

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Scents, Standing Stones, Sweet soft fruit and sunburn: AW2

8.6 miles 3h 45m ascent 226m Annandale Way: Moffat to the A701 near Raehills The second leg of the Annandale Way took us from Moffat to a little north of St Anne’s Bridge leaving the River Annan to follow one … Continue reading

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Annandale Way 2016: Part 1 – Another drenching

14.2 miles  6h 42m  579m ascent Annandale Way 1: the Moffat circular This, the first section of the Annandale Way, starts and ends as Riverside walk, beneath trees and with a wildflowers all around. There were mallards walking in the … Continue reading

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Romans & Reivers: 2 – Vanishing leads and fortified houses

8.1 miles 3h 20m  ascent 155m (descent 276m) The second leg of our Romans and Reivers walk. Earshaig to Bellshaw We took up the walk again where we finished the last section, where the forestry track carrying cycleway 10 crosses … Continue reading

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Southern Upland Way: the Middle Marches

The central section of the SUW, from the River Nith at Sanquhar to the River Tweed at Yair Bridge is 70.4 of the SUW’s 212 miles, though our journey clocked up 76.5 miles with 4403m ascent. This took us from … Continue reading

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SUW12: Across the watershed

11 miles   5h 58min  881m ascent; max elevation 637m Croft Head This section took us from D&G into the Borders and over the watershed from rivers flowing to the Irish Sea to those heading for the North Sea. We … Continue reading

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SUW11: Daer to Beattock

10.6 miles  465m ascent  5h 59m; max elevation 562m Hods Hill Route: SUW We wimped out on Saturday. Sorry, having considered the weather forecast and awoken to howling winds battering hailstones against the windows we rescheduled for Sunday. A good … Continue reading

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The Crown of Scotland

8.34 miles    3h 50m   534m ascent Annanhead Hill-Great Hill-Chalk Rig Edge-Whitehope Heights-Whitehope Knowe-Lamb Craig-Crown of Scotland Thunderstorms were forecast for the west, so I headed for the Moffat Hills, where it was to be raining but quite warm. … Continue reading

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