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Craigieburn Forest

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Forest notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

  • Please look out for timber lorries on the forest road and follow any safety signage.

Find space to breathe at Craigieburn

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.

Southern Uplands Guide Map (PDF 3.8MB)

Walking trails

Our guide map of forests in the Southern Uplands (3.72MB PDF) shows all of the wonderful trails in the area.



Craigieburn Trail

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.

2 ¾ miles / 4.5 km

1½ hours

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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.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

Life’s essentials

You’ll find public toilets and plenty of places to eat in Moffat.

Getting here

From Moffat, take the A708 towards Selkirk. The car park is signposted on the left after about 2 ½ miles, at grid reference NT 124 059.

Using SatNav?

DG10 9LF is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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