Day 48

Kilmarnock to Waterside Road-End - 7 miles (743.9 total) My original plan upon reaching Scotland was to take the Annandale Way north from Gretna, link up with the Southern Upland Way and head west, through the Leadhills (Lowther Hills), via Wanlockhead to Sanquhar. When I plotted the day from Beattock to Wanlockhead (the highest village …

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Day 47

Sorn to Kilmarnock - 13.3 miles (736.9 total) Another beautiful, sunny day with hardly a cloud in the sky. Today was back to roadwalking. There were no obvious paths between Sorn and Galston, which was my link for an onward route to Kilmarnock. So, the quickest and straightest way to get to Galston was to …

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Day 43

Dumfries to Thornhill - 19.2 miles (681.4 total) My son, Anthony, drove to Thornhill yesterday evening, left his car there, then took the bus to Dumfries to join Peter and I. The three of us set off together at 10am this morning for the walk to Thornhill. Ian, the proprietor of our B&B, described a …

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