Two busy main through roads cross the region, the A75 Gretna to Stranraer and the A74 (M) Gretna to Glasgow which is an extension of the M6 (or the M74 if you're heading down from Glasgow)
Scotrail Sprinter trains: These link Carlisle and Glasgow and stop at Gretna, Annan and Dumfries.
Intercity trains: These service Carlisle and link with the Scotrail Sprinter service.
Further information & booking:
The Trainline, www.thetrainline.com
National Rail Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Rail Enquiries, tel: 03457 48 49 50
Dumfries & Galloway Bus information www.dumgal.gov.uk
If you're coming from Ireland, the best thing to do is head for Larne or Belfast, then take the ferry to Cairnryan and you'll step ashore in glorious Dumfries & Galloway.
It's about a 2 hour drive to Moffat or Annan.
P & O Ferries operates between Larne and Cairnryan whilst Stena Line operates between Belfast and Cairnryan.
P & O Ferries - 0800 130 0030
Stena Line - 08447 707 070
Sustrans is the National Cycle Network and crossed the region linking Carlisle, Gretna, Eastriggs, Annan and Dumfries
Annandale and Eskdale offer many miles of quiet country roads for the cyclist and visitor. Within a radius of roughly 35 miles the district offers easy cycling on the flat coastal farm land, moderate upland cycling and tougher routes as you travel north into the hills and forests.