Trail Two – Eastriggs to Moffat | Solway Military Trail

Trail Two – Eastriggs to Moffat

Our shortest trail, but through some of our most scenic countryside. Start the day with a visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum to learn about the huge munitions factories here, then pass the former RAF Annan on the way to Moffat. This lovely market town is home to the Dowding memorial in Station Park, and is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering the streets and browsing the many small shops.

We recommend you take a tour through the hills from here, heading east from the town for Selkirk past the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall to St Mary’s Loch, before turning left toward Tweedsmuir. This narrow road takes you over the hills and past Megget, Tall and Fruid reservoirs. At Tweedsmuir, turn left for Moffat past the famous Devil’s Beeftub. It’s a run of around forty miles and nothing to do with military history, but has some of the best scenery the area has to offer.

  1. The Devil’s Porridge Museum
  2. RAF Annan
  3. Dowding Memorial


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Trail One - Silloth to Carlisle

Our first trail starts at the wide open expanses of the Solway coast at Silloth, and takes you through north Cumbria and the many airfields surrounding the city of Carlisle.

Trail Three – Dumfries to Kirkcudbright

This trail takes you from the aviation museum at Dumfries with its Battle of Britain Spitfire along the scenic Solway coast road of Dumfries and Galloway. It is a trail with lots of history, but also stunning scenery and is full of towns, villages and beaches which beg to be explored on foot.

Trail Four – Wigtown to Stranraer

This trail takes you on a journey through ‘Bonnie Galloway’, and includes Top Secret D-Day preparations and the place where a fleet of German U-boats tied up in a military harbour!

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