Sulwath Connections

Celebrating and enhancing the Scottish Solway Coast and river valleys

Latest Update Annandale Way Opening

Sep 9, 2009

With the weather set to be fair for the launch of the new Annandale Way on Saturday 12th

September and due to demand for places on one of the 10 free guided walks, Sulwath Connections have added a last minute short walk for all the family to the day's itinerary.


This new walk starts with a mini bus pick up from the car park at the Lochmaben community centre at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday 12th September. Passengers will be

dropped off at Lochmaben Castle to explore the ruins, admire the views across the Loch and take the gentle walk back along the newly completed sculpture trail to the village in time for the official opening ceromony at 4.00pm.


The route has been designed to be pushchair friendly so that the 2km walk can be enjoyed by all the family. Lifelike carvings by World Champion chain saw carver Peter Bowsher can be spotted on part of the walk as can a range of birdlife on the water. Once you have enjoyed the wooden carved birds, perhaps you will be able to see the real thing!


With such a fantastic response from locals and visitors alike, wanting to sample one of the 10, guided walks on the launch day, many of the routes are now fully booked. These routes vary from 2.5 miles of easy and picturesque riverside walking to longer hikes taking in the Devil's Beef Tub or the spectacular views from Joe Grahams monument. For last minute places or to book on the family walk, please visit the 'news and events' section at or telephone 01387 260380