Get involved

Help us keep the Annandale Way open

The Rangers

Countryside rangers can be found along the whole length of the way. The main job of the rangers is to welcome visitors and encourage the use of the trail . They are also responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the footpath, waymarkers, stiles, boardwalks and bridges, as well as the overall development of the route, by working alongside communities and with volunteer groups.

Why help?

The Annandale Way is 40 miles of path along the River Annan. There are only two Rangers to maintain the entire route. Keeping the path in good condition takes a lot of time and money so any donation or volunteering that you can give will help to keep the Annandale Way open.

Some examples of what it costs to maintain the route;

  • 50p = Plastic waymarking disc.
  • £5 = Wooden waymarker post with thistle logo.
  • £25 = 1 Tank of fuel for grass cutter.
  • £75 = Annual chainsaw service.
  • £750 = 15m of Boardwalk.


Not every job means muddy boots.

Just let us know how you can help out. Tasks available include:

  • Minor repairs to paths and rights of way if you're handy.
  • Checking locked gates, blocked route or overgrown paths.
  • Reporting major problems.
  • Cutting back vegetation and overhanging branches.
  • Get involved in larger tasks such as building boardwalks.