Hoddom Castle to the Solway Firth

Most of this fine stage is on paths beside the River Annan as it meanders through the wide mouth of Annandale to the Solway Firth. The route passes through Brydekirk and Annan so there are facilities along the way. This stage is impressive for the bird life, especially the large numbers of herons.


Apart from a few field crossings the whole stage is on good riverside paths and tracks. Both the walking and the route-finding are the easiest on the whole walk.

Public Transport

No public transport to Hoddom Castle; nearest bus is at Hoddom Cross. There is also no public transport from Newbiebarns at the end of the route - if a pick-up has not been arranged then there is a 3km walk back to Annan.


Hoddom Castle. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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