Regular travellers between North West England and Scotland will be familiar with Lockerbie as it’s among the first places you pass through, whether you’re going by road or rail. It’s in the south west of Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway, located 16 km from the town of Dumfries and 21 km from the English border. It’s a small town of just 9,000 people, which has been served by the railway since the Caledonian Line between Carlisle and Beattock was built in 1847. The line later connected the town to Glasgow and Edinburgh to the north and London to the south.
Being on the main line between the capitals and second cities of England and Scotland means Lockerbie is very easy to get to by train. There are some businesses in town that account for many of its visitors, but Lockerbie is also a good place to start a walk in the surrounding countryside. We’re not talking craggy Highlands here – the local landscape is green and rolling, which is perfect for a light walk to Eskrigg or Castle Loch a few miles down the road.