Getting here

By Road

The River Nith is very easily reached by the UK's main trunk roads, being approximately 6 hours from London and 4 hours from Birmingham.

The A76 runs through the Nith valley and most of the beats are less than ten minutes by car from it. People coming from the south via the M6 should get onto the A75 at Carlisle and head west toward Dumfries. Likewise anglers coming from the north should join the M74 and head south.

National Express: www.nationalexpress.co.uk
Tel: 08705 808080


By Air and Rail

If travelling by air the nearest airports are Prestwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle. All are between one and three hours away from the river by car.

If travelling by train change at either Carlisle, Lockerbie or Glasgow and join the Nith valley railway line which provides a regular service with stops at stations in Dumfries, Sanquhar and Kirkconnel.

National Rail Information: www.thetrainline.com
Tel: 08457 484950






By Sea

If you are travelling from Ireland, head for Larne or Belfast and catch a ferry to either Stranraer or Cairnryan. Stena Line operates between Belfast and Stranraer, while P&O Irish Sea ferries run between Larne and Cairnryan. There are about twenty daily crossings from Northern Ireland to Dumfries & Galloway.

Stena Line: www.stenaline.com
Tel: 08705 707 070
P&O Irish Sea Ltd: www.poirishsea.com
Tel: 08702 424 777


Barjarg Beat on the Tidal part of the river.