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Muckletoon Adventure Festival

16-18th June 2017

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Langholm ‘The Muckle Toon’

Is just waiting to be discovered!

Steeped in historic tradition and surrounded by beautiful landscapes it’s fast becoming a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for something a little different. Just 20 minutes from the M6 at Carlisle, you cross the border to a town where the locals’ charisma and hospitality will have you coming back time and time again.


Langholm offers something for everyone. From art galleries to vibrant craft shops, producers markets to welcoming public houses, be sure to spend time taking in the unique character of the town centre as well as exploring the highly diverse surrounding countryside.

Where else can you combine a hike over open moorland with a visit to Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Bhuddists centre to be established in the West.

Spend time discovering some of the areas dark history at the Clan Armstrong Heritage museum as it tells the tale of Border Reiver clans and their descendants today. None other than Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, received the key to this historic town as a result of his clan’s heritage.


Challenge yourself with a steep climb to the Hugh MacDiarmid memorial, where the famous iron standing “open book” signifies the work and life of the poet born in the town in 1892.

The adventurous may find themselves exploring further into the vast and unspoilt valleys of the area where stumbling across rural cairns may leave you surprised to realise you are standing in front of the birthplace of Thomas Telford, the most influential engineer of the 19th century.

If you are fortunate enough to land in Langholm on the last Friday of July, join the thousands lining the streets, encouraging the townsmen and women as they mark the annual Common Riding on horse back.

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MTAF 2017

MTAF T shirt – Signed by Ben Smith – Scarlet Crossan Brown
Endura Buff – Trish McNeal
Karimor Bottle – Ellen Ray
Ruck Sack Cover Blue – R Willans
Endura Buff – Ellie Lamb
Endura Sunglasses – Sarah Pool
Walker Boot Grips – Robert Elliot
Electric Pump – Paul Foster
Endura Buff – Stephane Jardine
Rucksack Cover Green - Pete
MTAF Buff Blue – Finlay Morgan
Karimor Bottle Blue – M McDermot
Endura Buff – George Beattie
Endura Buff – Conway (Travelyan Cottage)
Sunglasses – Kate Elliot
Sunglasses – C. Munro
Karimor Bottle Purple – Gene Hogg
Sunglasses – Aylish Paisley

We will be in touch with winners asap and all prizes can be collected from the Wecome To Langholm Tourist Information Hub (Open Mon - Sat - 10am - 4pm) from Thursday 6th July 2017
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