Annan Walking Group

Annan Walking Group had its first walk in July 2003. Our Group continues to have regular walks on the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of each month.

Come and join us ...

Next Walk Notice: click for details of the next walk - GRETNA & QUINTINSHILL

Statement Regarding Rule of Six – 15th September 2020
A new law has come into force limiting social gatherings in Scotland to a maximum of six people from two households. This new law has been labelled the "rule of six ". The Annan Walking Group Committee wishes to put out the following statement regarding the latest restrictions and the "rule of six":
From our research into this new legislation we have concluded that our walks are classified as "organised outdoor physical activity events run for the benefit of members health and wellbeing" and as such the walks are exempt from the "rule of six" . However, before you join a walk you are advised to familiarise yourself with the Annan Walking Group Covid-19 Measures: Information & Guidance For Walkers

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 the Annan Walking Group have changed the way group walks are organised. Annan Walking Group have produced 2 guides, one for walkers and one for walk leaders. These outline the new extra measures we all should take to keep each other safe and you are advised to read these guides before booking your next walk:
Covid-19 Measures: Information & Guidance For Walkers
Covid-19 Measures: Information & Guidance For Walk Leaders

+ Latest News: The committee have decided to cancel the September 2020 AGM. All Committee Members have agreed to stay on for a further year. The annual reports normally presented at the AGM are posted here:
Annan Walking Group Secretary’s Report – September 2020

Pictured below - In August 2019, walkers enjoyed a sunnny walk around Drumlanrig:

Annan Walking Group on the shore of Derwent Water

Organised walk information

The walks, normally up to 6 miles duration, offer great variety and may be local or take us into Kirkcudbrightshire, Cumbria (Eden Valley, Lake District etc.) or throughout the length and breadth of Dumfriesshire.


We use a Annandale Community Transport Services (ACTS) minibus and car share. In addition we have an Away-Day each year, which takes us further afield and incorporates a post-walk meal to round off a good day out. Similarly a biennial Weekend-Away has now established itself with Whitby, Oban, Hawes, Whitby again, Kirriemuir and Melrose being the walk base for the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 trips.



Group information and membership:

Walk Notices are always posted above. For further information about the Group please contact the Secretary:

Secretary and Walk Coordinator: Duncan Card r 01461 700554

Treasurer: Maureen Kane r 01461 204143

Transport Coordinator: Alan Scott r 01461 202730 / 07759214242


Membership costs £5.00 per annum for those over 16 and may be obtained by contacting the above.

Non-members may join the walks - the first walk is free, thereafter there is a Walk Fee of £2.00 per walk payable to the Coordinator on the day (fee does not apply to under 16s).



Other walk information:

Covid-19 Measures: Information & Guidance For Walkers
Covid-19 Measures: Information & Guidance For Walk Leaders
Guidance for Walkers / Leaders etc


Past Walks

DUMFRIESSHIRE: Local | Annandale (other) | Nithsdale | Eskdale
KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE: All Kirkcudbrightshire
CUMBRIA: All Cumbria


Other Local Walks

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l The Annan Shore Walk
l The Annandale Way


Societies & Groups

Annan Art Club
Annan Art Club

Annan Art Club are a group of people who paint/sketch as a hobby.

Anava Ladies Singing Group

A ladies singing group based in Annan but with members from throughout the local area.

Annan Town Band
Annan Town Band

Annan Town Band celebrated their centenary in 2001.

Annan Walking Group
Annan Walking Group

Organising regular walks in the area and beyond - come and join us!

Annan Bridge Club
Bridge Club

The only bridge club in the Annan area which is affiliated to the Scottish Bridge Union.

Family History Society
Family History Society

The Society is based at the Family History Research Centre in Dumfries.

Annan Homing Club
Homing Club

There has been an active pigeon interest in Annan since the early 1900's.

Annan Ladies' Burns Club
Ladies' Burns Club

One of the oldest active Ladies' Burns Clubs in the world, founded in 1928.

Annan Lodge Caledonian 238
Lodge Caledonian 238

We are one of the masonic lodges in the town of Annan.

Annan Probus Club
Probus Club

The Annan branch of a National men's club for retired people with varied interests.

Annan Rotary Club
Rotary Club

Get involved in raising funds for local charities / projects and good causes.

The Royal Burgh Of Annan Pipe Band
Royal Burgh Pipe Band

Two pipe bands merged to form "The Royal Burgh Of Annan Pipe Band".

Solway Burns Club
Solway Burns Club

Open to both men and women, the Solway Burns Club was founded in 1921.

Annan Christmas Lights Committee
Christmas Lights Committee

A group of like minded people who enjoy organising events for the town.