Distance: 11 miles (17.5km)
Ascent: 743 metres
Start/Finish: Layby nr Corehead Farm, DG10 9LT
Follow the Devil’s Beef Tub signs to the R of the farm then around to the L behind it, south of the Coreknowe Plantation. Bear R, following finger posts to the Beef Tub, and keep R up the side to the lip at NT 065134 known as Strait Step (1.1 miles/1.7km). Turn L, joining the Annandale Way and running along the lip of the Beef Tub over Annanhead Hill and past the trig point at 478 metres to the A701. Turn L onto this briefly then head R over Ericstane Hill and back to cross the A701. Still on the Annandale Way, head south down the valley to cross the River Annan and join the valley road at Howslack. Turn L and follow the road north, bearing R on the Annandale Way just before the start. Follow the path up to Spout Craig and turn L along Chalk Rig Edge. Continue to Strait Step where you turn L and follow the outbound path back to the start.
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