Walk: Grey Mare's Tail and Loch Skeen

Map for walk to Grey Mare's TailGrey Mare's Tail is a 200ft waterfall, the fifth highest in Britain, and in full flood a very impressive site. This short walk takes us past the falls and up to Loch Skeen, one of the wilder lochs in the Scottish Borders.

Ascent: 900ft
Length: 2 miles
Last Walked: Autumn 2010

We start at the Grey Mare's Tail visitor centre car park, on the A 708 (the Moffat to Selkirk road)

Start: NT 185 145

Grey Mare's Tail Two paths leave the car park heading towards the water fall. Take the right-hand path, which leads to a bridge over the Tail Burn. After crossing the bridge follow the path as it zig-zags before turning left to climb up the side of the valley. The path then Valley of Moffat Water heads up the valley towards the waterfall, with the burn to the left (down a fairly steep slope).

Follow this path as it climbs up to the falls and then passes above them. The path then follows the burn all the way to Loch Skeen.

End: NT 174 160
Loch Skeen Mid CraigA small path runs around the shores of the Loch, so take the time to explore this wild place before retracing your steps back to the car park.

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