5 Days Walking Via Lochmaben


VIA LOCHMABEN – 55 mile (88.5 km)

All walking tours should only be tackled if you are a fit walker with well worn in boots and this itinerary allows you a more leisurely walk with the longest day of walking totalling 14 miles/22.5 km. Having walked the trail ourselves, then we can advise that it is definitely achievable.  The highlight of the tour, in our opinion, is the climb up the Devil’s Beef Tub on your first day’s walking whilst you are staying in the lovely town of Moffat.

Day 1 Arrive Moffat With good public transport links, arrive into the lovely Borders town of Moffat
Day 2 The Devil’s Beef Tub, Moffat

13.5 miles/21.75 km

The circumnavigation of the Devil’s Beef Tub involves steep though safe climbs. This excellent days walking is worth it for the spectacular views as you reach the source of the River Annan.
Day 3 Moffat to St Ann’s

7 miles/11.25 km

Deer and wildlife abound on this stage as you walk through Roman countryside and meet up with the ‘Crooked Road’ to St Ann’s
Day 4 St Ann’s to Lochmaben

10 miles/16 km

From St Ann’s you walk through pastureland and plantations on your way to the picturesque village of Lochmaben
Day 5 Lochmaben

to Hoddom Bridge

14 miles/22.5 km

A fine day’s walk with an inspiring viewpoint from Joe Graham’s Monument where you are rewarded with the whole jigsaw of Annandale spreading below you.
Day 6 Hoddom Bridge to Newbiebarns via Annan

10.5 miles/17km

From the impressive gates of Hoddom Castle make your way along the banks of the Annan through beautiful countryside. Then through Annan on your way to the sea at Newbiebarns.

The Way can also be walked from Annan to Moffat

Extra Nights/Rest Days : many people take an extra night at the stage of Moffat for a day of rest and relaxation. It is said to be “All quiet in Moffat ….still popular for its gardens, shops, the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall and Colvin Fountain and as a classic Victorian spa town and for its boating pond and sweet shop.”


Cost of Package : £465.00 per person (based on two persons sharing)


This package includes:


* Six overnight stays in selected quality b&bs/guest houses/small hotels with en-suite facilities

* Full Scottish breakfast

* Baggage transfer from stage to stage

* Transfers, if required, due to limited accommodation at some stages

* Rucksack Readers Guide

* Comprehensive tour pack with full information on your walk including location details for your accommodations and local facilities

*  The services of the Gemini Team prior to and during your holiday


Not Included:

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks (available at all stages)
  • Transport to Moffat/from Annan
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend that you arrange your own cover)



Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 – £50.00 per person per night.

Single Walkers Supplement as part of a group is £35 per night.

Solo Walkers Supplement is £45 per night.

Please note that, upon the actual booking of rooms, we will do our very best to try and reduce the single or solo walkers’ supplement. This will be dependent on availability of rooms at the time of booking.

Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.

Please feel free to contact us on info@geminiwalks.com for any further information on this walk.  Thank you.


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