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Core paths: walking and cycling in Dumfries and Galloway

Core paths are key public access routes which have been identified across the region - these are the paths available in the Annan area:


A walk exploring Annan’s maritime past and the Solway Firth – taking you from the centre of Annan to the wide-open spaces of the Solway Firth.
Download Core Path PDF for Annan, Waterfoot and Summergate Lane


These are walks of great natural variety. The woodlands provide a haven for many animals, like red squirrels, roe deer and greater-spotted woodpeckers, while the river margins are rich in wild flowers and butterflies.
Download Core Path PDF for Hoddom Castle


Circular riverside and quiet road walk.
Download Core Path PDF for St Mungo's to Glenholm


More information about Dumfries and Galloway Core Paths can be found here:


The Walking Booklet

Annan walks - screenshot of the Annan Walking Booklet

Full details of seven walks in and around Annan can be found in The Walking Booklet.

The Royal Burgh of Annan has a long colourful history, and these walks explore the history of the area as well as the rich countryside around the town. These walks take you along peaceful riverbanks,through woods and along the edge of the Solway Firth.


The walks can be enjoyed throughout the year and offer a different perspective with the changing seasons - from the verdant green of spring, the summer wildflowers,the golden colours of autumn,and the clear crisp days of winter.


The Walks

• Annan,Waterfoot and Summergate Lane  

• Barnkirk Point

• River Annan

• Hoddom Castle and Farm Walks

• Repentance Tower

• Saint Kentigern 's Churchyard

• Kelhead Water (please note that, as of 2020, this walk is no longer easily accessible)



Click here to download the Annan Walking Booklet (PDF ~ 4MB)

Other walking info:

Annan Walking Group

The Annan Walking Group organises twice monthly walks in a 80km radius.


Annan Shore Walk

The Annan Shore Walk

Annan's location on the Solway Firth has always been of great importance - today it is the site of the Annan Shore Walk.


Annandale Way

THE AnnanDale Way Guide

The Annandale Way, in its entirety is a long-distance 5- day walk, but interesting walks around Annan as part of the route are easily achievable in a day.



Click here to download the Annandale Way Guide (PDF ~ 8MB)

Activities in the Annan area

Bird Watching in the Annan area

Bird Watching

A 1400-acre site and centre provides all year round facilities for viewing many species of wild birds, duck, and wading birds.

Cycling in the Annan area


The Annan area offers the place and pace to suit the cyclist - with unspoilt scenery, contrasting landscapes and a wealth of history and heritage to explore.

Fishing in the Annan area


If you are looking for quality salmon, brown trout, sea trout or grayling fishing in South West Scotland, then Annandale is an ideal location.

Golf in the Annan area


Golf clubs in the local area - ideal for all golfers of all levels.

Annan Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Annan swimming pool, leisure & fitness club, outdoor sports complex and football grounds.

Walks in the Annan area


Details of walks in and around Annan that can be enjoyed throughout the year.