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The Ecclefechan Hotel is ideally situated as a base for walkers in Dumfries and Galloway. The hotel is a short distance from Hoddom Castle which is the start (or finish) for three of the stages of the Annandale Way. We are the perfect stopping point for a good hearty meal in front of a real log fire. All  preparing you for a good nights sleep after a relaxing bath to soak your aching feet. Below is some information on the Annandale Way.

There are also numerous options in the surrounding area, from local walks around the village to walks that are further afield. These include the popular, gentle, walk at Talkin Tarn near Brampton and the more strenuous ascent of Grey Mare's Tail near Moffat, which offers spectacular views from the top. 

Walkers are always welcome at The Ecclefechan Hotel.

The Annandale Way

The Annandale Way is a new route that runs from the top of the valley at Annandale Head in the hills north of the town of Moffat to the mouth of the River Annan and the Solway Firth.

Annandale Head is the start of the route but it lies away from roads so the first day of the Annandale Way is a loop north from Moffat, climbing from the banks of the River Annan to heather moorland and rolling hills with the dramatic deep scoop of the Devil's Beef Tub prominent before descending back to the town. From Moffat the route makes its way south through farmland, forest and moorland, passing under the M74 motorway and over the West Coast rail line.

Stage descriptionsLengthTime
Devil's Beef Tub circuit from Moffat 22.5km 5 - 6 hours
Moffat to St Ann's 13km 3.5 - 4 hours
St Ann's to Lochmaben 15.75km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Lochmaben to Hoddom Castle 21.5km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Hoddom Castle to the Solway Firth 16.25km 4 - 4.5 hours

Alternative Lockerbie branch:

St Ann's to Lockerbie 20.75km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Lockerbie to Hoddom Castle 12.5km 3.5 - 4 hours



Download the Official Guides

Annandale Way Guide (9.6Mb)

Annandale Way - Section 04 Map (1.5Mb)

Annandale Way - Section 05 Map (1.2Mb)


We stayed one night in a very nice room which had been newly refurbished. the welcome we recieved was warm and friendly. A large number of the ... MORE +
The Ecclefechan Hotel is a truly memorable and enjoyable stay. Once you’ve got over your greeting from Joe – there can be few more attentive, more ... MORE +
Myself and my partner had pulled of the motorway after visiting relatives in greenock and on our way back to northamptonshire england and came ... MORE +
We stayed one night when travelling to Fort William to canoe across Scotland. I expect you will either love this place or loathe it but the ... MORE +