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Craigieburn Forest

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

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

About

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)

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

 

Walking trails (1)

Walking

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
2 ¾ miles / 4.5 km

Allow
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 and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life’s essentials

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

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

From Moffat, take the A708 towards Selkirk. The car park is signposted on the left after about 2 ½ miles.

Using SatNav?

DG10 9LF is the nearest postcode.

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