Reviews of Annandale Way
From a review in Outdoor Focus magazine
The Southern Uplands never really get the credit they deserve. By-passed by most hillgoers blindly speeding north on the A74 (M) to the greater heights of the Western Highlands, they are too often overlooked and ignored.
But to those who know them, the hills of Dumfries and Galloway have some of the most beautiful and unspoilt landscapes in the Scotland. And the walker can enjoy a rare solitude in them which has been lost on the greater and more popular heights further north ...
Turnbull and Megarry’s guide, beautifully illustrated by photographer Lynne Kirton, lives up to Rucksack Readers’ usual high standards. The detailed route mapping on rainproof paper is at the unusual 1:44,000 scale, and does away with the need for any further maps. Expect many more diversions from the A74 (M).
Outdoor Focus, Spring 2017 page 4
From a review by Scottish Field
This guide has everything you need to walk the Annandale Way ... With seven pages of maps along with information about wildlife, transport links, accommodation, food and drink stops, all in a rucksack-friendly format, it's guaranteed to hold up on even the dreichest of days.
Scottish Field, April 2017, page 181
Excerpts from review by Bob Smith, Editor of Grough
The route descriptions are detailed, allowing the walker to follow turn-by-turn instructions, and are accompanied by copious photographs, mostly by Lynne Kirton, and clear maps at a scale of 1:44,000, a number you won’t find on your compass romer but presumably chosen to fit the book’s format ...
There are descriptions for the two alternatives where the route splits, with options to follow the way via Lochmaben or Lockerbie, and there are also brief extra route notes for anyone wanting to follow the Annandale Way south to north.
The Annandale Way would make an ideal first route for a novice long-distance, multi-day walker. The countryside and terrain are not too taxing but are varied enough to sustain interest. The Annan isn’t a particularly long river, and there’s satisfaction to be had in following its full length from source to sea.
Turnbull and Megarry’s guidebook is comprehensive and easy to use, with its ringbound format making it convenient for on-the-route reference and its size and use of rainproof paper helpful for slotting into the walker’s rucksack for guidance along the way.
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The Annandale Way is a charming long walk in a little-known, but very accessible, part of southern Scotland. Walked southward from source to the sea, it starts in the… more about Annandale Way »