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Location

The Reserve is located 1.6 miles (2.57 km) south-west of Lockerbie Town Centre, on the east side of South Turnmuir Plantation.
(OS map ref. N.Y. 126805)

Getting to the Reserve from Lockerbie

Take the A709, Lockerbie to Dumfries road.
Just before leaving Lockerbie, turn left into Vallance Drive and then immediately right on to Eskrigg Farm Road.
Follow the farm road for 400m and the Reserve Car Park is on the right.
Please observe the 10mph speed limit.

Getting to the Reserve from Lochmaben or Dumfries

Take the A709 to Lockerbie.
As you enter the town, take the very first turning on the right into Vallance Drive and then immediately right on to Eskrigg Farm Road. Follow the farm road for 400m and the Reserve Car Park is on the right.
Please observe the 10mph speed limit.

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Reserve Car Park to Reserve

There is a hard-core, all-user path, leading 320m down a gentle slope from the Car Park to the Reserve. The path is fenced off from the fields on either side and is suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, pushchairs and prams. There are 2 small gates near the beginning of the path that may need to be opened and closed when the farmer requires the fields on either side to be linked. When he doesn't, the gates will be open.

Access for those with mobility problems

Eskrigg Reserve Manager - Jim Rae - Mobile 07739 987 009

It is possible, by prior arrangement with the Reserve Manager, to take a car or minibus down the forest road opposite the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors' Centre to a small parking area within 100m of Eskrigg Centre. The single bar gate at the entrance to the forest road is normally kept locked and parking is not allowed in front of the gate. Access will not be possible when there are forest operations taking place in the woods.

Access by Bus or on Foot

For those travelling by bus, there are bus stops on the Dumfries Road at the end of Vallance Drive. From the bus stop it is a ten-minute walk to the Car Park and another ten-minute walk from the Car Park to the Reserve. The Reserve is roughly forty-five minutes from Lockerbie Town Centre.

Scottish Charity Number - SC005538