NAME OF RIVER: Annan
WHERE IS IT?: Dumfries and Galloway, starts at Johnstonebridge, just off the A74 (M)
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Car park just below B7076 Johnstonebridge service road (river left) NY 10076 91717. River left, below Williamwath Bridge, NY 12191 75774 on the minor road to St Mungo's Church, small car park on the road side.
APPROX LENGTH: 25km
TIME NEEDED: 4/5 hours
ACCESS HASSLES: Non known.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: If it looks good at put-in or service station at J Bridge the trip will run all the way to the sea.
GRADING: Mostly Grade 1+ Some grade II
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Dormont Island, go river left, Old weir at Linn Mill. When approaching the get out, stay on the main river, all the way down the rapids, large eddy at the bottom and easy egress, the river left channel is inundated with trees and often shallow.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: From the putin, the river winds around bends with little whitewater. Plenty of riffles to keep interest.
After water of Ae joins, river has many bends and a lagoon. After the Creamery (Arla factory the river becomes almost motionless), marshy banks for next 7km, in slow boats this will feel like a long slog indeed, but enjoy the views!
The long flat paddle is rewards by the Dormont Island, and Linn Mill, heralded by rapids over a broken weir. Stay river left, unless you scout river right first.
Not long after the road bridge is the final rapids of this trip, which finish nicely next to the egress.
Great intro trip or touring trip.