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Gretna /

Dumfries and Galloway


Slow Ways linking Gretna and Annan, Carlisle, Langholm, Lockerbie, Longtown

Scotland / Dumfries and Galloway / Gretna

Gretna’s five Slow Ways are 35% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 2/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Gretna from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Annan—Gretna
Anngre one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 118m Descent 114m
Gretna—Carlisle
Grecar one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 217m Descent 217m
Gretna—Langholm
Grelan one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 270m Descent 330m
Gretna—Longtown
Gretlon one Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 48m Descent 49m
Lockerbie—Gretna
Locgre one Pioneer me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 444m Descent 385m

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Collective progress

35% of Gretna’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

2/5

reviewed

0/5

surveyed

0/5

verified

3 people have contributed to Gretna’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Gretna

28km out of 102km have been walked and reviewed

49km of reviews have been shared in Gretna

Latest Updates

Once you do find the way up to the bridge the rest of the walk is roadside with very little in the way of verge or footpath.Altogether not a walk I would recommend or do again....

James Slowey Slowey

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After Woodfield, there is almost a mile of road section with soft, narrow verge. The route the heads south the verge and over M6 and B7076 until hotel at Sark bridge where you can pickup the footpath. An alternatively route is to follow the Springfield road until it crosses the border. Continue on, crossing the River Sark and into Scotland, past the kissing seat for approximately 100 yards before the railway bridge, on the south bound side of the road is a signpost for a Scottish core footpath, GRET/322/2, https://dumgal.gov.uk/article/15304/Core-paths-in-Dumfries-and-Galloway....

Phil606

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The marked route from Carlisle station to the Eden river wasn’t accessible at this time due to a road and path closure. We walked down towards Stainton where we knew there was a foot path to the right which would lead us to the river Eden (after another right turn and a subsequent left turn – neither signposted) and so get us back on track for Cargo and Rockcliffe. The path through Cargo and Rockcliffe was as described. After we passed Rockcliffe Cross the path was indicated to go across fields along the edge of farmland. Due to road layout changes you now have to turn right out of Metal Bridge and then sharp left onto the road to take you across the Eden and the Esk....

nan64

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Annan—Gretna

Slow Ways added Anngre one, a new walk from Annan to Gretna

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Gretna—Carlisle

Slow Ways added Grecar one, a new walk from Gretna to Carlisle

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Gretna—Langholm

Slow Ways added Grelan one, a new walk from Gretna to Langholm

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Gretna—Longtown

Slow Ways added Gretlon one, a new walk from Gretna to Longtown

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Lockerbie—Gretna

Slow Ways added Locgre one, a new walk from Lockerbie to Gretna

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Gretna, Fri 19 July

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Gretna’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NY3183667282

Lat / Lon

54.99544° / -3.06699°

Easting / Northing

331,836E / 567,282N

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