Romans & Reivers
Distance: 40 miles (64km)
Ascent: 1748 metres
Start: Ae village, DG1 1RG
Finish: Craik Forest car park, TD9 7PS
This route follows the Romans and Reivers waymarkers featuring a thistle in a hexagon.
Head north-east out of the village and across the Water of Ae to join the trail. Turn R and follow it generally north-east through the Forest of Ae, meeting a road and following it R over Beattock Hill and down to the A74(M) at Beattock (15 miles/24.2km). Continue on the trail east on roads past Duncrieff and onto forestry tracks across Eskdalemuir Forest (29 miles/47km). Turn L onto the B709 at the Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre and follow it for half a mile to a R back onto forest trails past Dumfedling. Continue generally east through the forest and up Craik Muir at 384 metres (34.5 miles/55.6km). Join the old Roman road along this ridge, crossing over Lamblair Knowe at 406 metres and Craik Cross Hill at 449 metres before dropping down to the finish.
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