The Annandale Way is a new 55 mile long distance walking route linking Moffat and Annan that can be walked either north to south or south to north. It's been developed by Sulwath Connections and local communities with the support of local estates and farmers to help promote Annandale as a new area for walking.
It starts high above the source of the river Annan with a circumnavigation of the Devils Beef Tub before dropping down its eastern side and following the river Annan along the valley bottom into the picturesque market town of Moffat.
Please note the following:
Annandale Way Route: Route from the Devil’s Beef Tub; down Strait Step; Hartfell Walk; down Tweed Hope. Area coverage is approximately 31 Hectares.
Aerial Spraying with the Herbicide Asulox by a low flying Helicopter. This will be done for the control of Bracken on both grazing pastures and new native woodland creation areas.
The spraying is likely to take 2-3 hours. The area of the Annandale Way footpath detailed above is within the area to be treated. Walkers would be exposed to chemicals at time of spraying (Asulox is of low toxicity to people and animals it is nevertheless important to minimise any accidental exposure to the chemical. It may be harmful to humans if large amounts are swallowed and direct skin or eye contact can cause mild irritation. It is of low toxicity if inhaled but it may cause irritation of mucous membranes in the nose and mouth). The above area of the Annandale Way footpath will remain closed for 2 days (Asulox represent no hazard to humans and pets walking through treated bracken but it is good practice to allow spray to dry before allowing access).
Please see map of effected area below:
...As I join with more and more of my brothers, my memory merges with that of them...
Moffat Academy The river is like the Roman soldiers who once walked this way – They marched and marched all night and day
Moffat Academy I am the Annan River, the biggest of the land. the smaller ones go into me, to help me to expand.
Lochmaben Primary Tracing the river along its path like a palm reader following the lifelines on an open, eager hand
Lockerbie Academy The Annandale way is like rain drops trickling through a tree of rivers.
We were very pleased that the daughter of one of the stalwarts of walking in Moffat did the walk in May 2010 and her Annandale Way report with photographs is here to see.
Download guide here or purchased for £1.50 from any of Moffat's Visitor Information Centre, A. M. Grieve, Moffat Post Office or the Book Exchange in Well Street. Walkers may also send a cheque for £2.50 (the additional £1 to cover P&P) payable to Moffat and District Community Initiative to the Initiative at 1 Ladyknowe, Moffat.