Wednesday, 22 September 2021
The countryside around Moffat, famous for its toffee and wool shops, is some of the most beautiful but least explored in Scotland.
Craigieburn Forest, spreading up the valley side from the Moffat Water, offers great views of the rolling hills – if you don’t mind a bit of a climb.
Our guide map of forests in the Southern Uplands (3.72MB PDF) shows all of the wonderful trails in the area.
A wonderfully varied walk up to a great viewpoint over Moffat Dale and the dramatic hills of the Southern Uplands.
Mostly wide but loose gravel tracks. Some narrow and uneven earth sections, including areas that may be muddy or wet. Long slopes with some steep sections.
Allow 1½ hours
The steep climb is well worth the effort for the views up the valley of the Moffat Water. When there’s a mixture of sunshine and cloud in the valley, the light can be mysteriously magical.
You’ll find public toilets and plenty of places to eat in Moffat.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
From Moffat, take the A708 towards Selkirk. The car park is signposted on the left after about 2 ½ miles.
DG10 9LF is the nearest postcode.
An Iron Age landscape with views over the River Esk
A stunning woodland landscape with tranquil trails