4 days walking / 5 overnight stays

If you are a fit walker with well worn in boots, then you may wish to take on the challenge of a four day walk. Having walked the trail ourselves then we can advise that it is definitely achievable, being a fair challenge especially in adverse weather conditions.  The highlight of the tour, in our opinion, is the climb up the Devil’s Beef Tub on your first day of 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 climbs but this excellent days walking is worth it for the spectacular views as you reach the end of the Way and the source of the River Annan
Day 3 Moffat to Lochmaben

17 miles/27.25 km

Departing Moffat, home to the famous ‘Moffat Toffee’ you walk through Roman Countryside onto the ‘Crooked Road’. Around St Ann’s deer and wildlife abound on this stage. With your destination the picturesque village of Lochmaben
Day 4 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 5 Hoddom Bridge to Newbiebarns via Annan

10.5 miles/17km

After Hoddom Castle you make your way along the banks of the Annan through beautiful countryside to end up the sea in Annan

 This Route can also be walked South to North ie Sea to Source

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: £450.00 per person  (based on two persons sharing)


+ Five 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)


Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £50.00 to £60.00 per person per night

Single supplement for solo walkers is £55.00 per night

Single supplement for singles as part of a group is £50.00 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