Feeling Today: 😎 and well done United ⚽️🏆
So Far: 350.30 miles, 115:35 hours
The day started with my kind B&B host dropping me off in the mist at the head of the Annandale valley. The sun soon burned through, revealing the Devil’s Beef Tub – no, really! I had a warm walk around the top in brilliant sunshine before dropping into the valley floor for the stroll into Moffat along the first miles of the Annandale Way.
The head of the Annandale valley also marks the northern boundary of Dumfries and Galloway and the edge of the Southern Uplands. To the north is this in Lanarkshire …
and to the south is this …
It was a very picturesque walk and I took it slowly. By an amazing coincidence several hills and farms I passed have the same names and nicknames as boys I went to school with: Peat Hill, Corehead, Spout Craig (and his brother, Colin Craig), Cocklaw Knowe, Eric Shane and Howslack.
There’s a good array of wind turbines in every direction.
Moffat seems a vibrant place with lots of pubs, hotels and independent shops and traders.
It boasts the world’s narrowest hotel – the Star. I’m not staying there – perhaps I’m too wide …