Gretna - Gretna Green - Quintinshill - Gretna

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This is a fairly easy, level walk, mainly in open countryside, also visiting the famous Old Blacksmith's Shop, the Village Outlet - and the scene of Britain's biggest railway disaster:

'No wreaths to commemorate our glory day,
Nor tears to be shed on this permanent way.
Just 'Flowers of the Forest' for youth in their prime
For the piper's lament stills the passage of time.
No wreaths and no sorrow as memories unfold,
Just eternity's promise
'They shall never grow old'

Diverting a short distance left along the pavement from the Border Reivers information board after Waymark 23 would lead you down to 'The Last House in Scotland', behind which will be found a newly-assembled cairn by 'Hands Across the Border' and celebrating the Union of Scotland and England. It is also close to the start and finish point of this walk.

You will pass a pub or two en route and there are more refreshment facilities at the finish.

Information for Dog Owners: dogs will need to be on the leash in town and on
stretches of rural road-walking.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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