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Roman Road from Moffat to Abington

Start location: A702 just south of Wandel (NS 943 269)
End location: A701 just north of Lochouse Tower (NT 083 036)
Geographical area: Dumfries and Galloway
Path Type: Roman Road
Path distance: 34km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

Unfortunately we have no survey of the whole of this route.  We would be very grateful if anyone could provide us with one, particularly as there should be another 15 kilometres of Roman road potentially accessible south of this.  By following the OS maps, you can make your way along this route from Abington to Moffat, or a little past either town if desired.  Abington to Moffat is about 18 miles.

OS Landranger 72 (Upper Clyde Valley) and 78 (Nithsdale & Annandale area)

Heritage Information

At 34km long, this is a very long section of Roman road.  It is very interesting to see that after two thousand years the modern highway linking England with Scotland follows a very similar line. 

 

 



 

 

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