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Edited: 12th November 2018

M74 Junction 19 woodland dog walk near Ecclefechan, Scotland


This is a great walk for blowing the travel cobwebs away. There are two colour coded trails running through the forest, and most dogs will be very safe off-lead here.


Free parking. Picnic tables. Public WC in Ecclefechan. Coffee and food at the Creswell CountryHouse Hotel, no dogs permitted.


This is a great walk for blowing the travel cobwebs away. Walk from the parking area past a white bungalow to the clearly visible path at its side. Follow the path through three swing gates walking towards the woodland ahead. Tread carefully here as cows evidently queue here for milking.

Pass the Brownmoor Wood Forestry Commission sign, and stay on the path as it winds gently uphill. You’ll be walking through mixed woodland, overlooking a river course and flood plain.

After 100m or so there is a clearing, and this is the start point for the two marked circular trails in the forest. One red, the other blue coded. The paths are well maintained and easy to follow.

While you’re there …  The cottage where the essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle was born and raised is in Ecclefechan. Carlyle is buried in the churchyard here, after refusing a berth at Westminster Abbey.

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Edited: 12th November 2018. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.