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Craigieburn Forest

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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.

Guide Map to the Southern Uplands (3.72MB PDF)

Walking trails


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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0131 370 5500
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