5 Days Walking / 6 Overnight Stays via Lochmaben

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
Day5 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.”

Price of Package: £470.00 per person (based on two persons sharing).

Included:

+ Six overnight stays in selected quality b&bs/guest houses/hotels with ensuite 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)

Notes:

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

Single supplement for solo walkers is £45.00 per night

Single supplement for singles as part of a group is £35.00 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