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St. Mary's Loch

The stunning landscape and views at St. Mary's Loch will take your breath away - especially if you catch it on one of its "still" days.

st marys loch in winter

St Mary's Loch lies right in the heart of the Scottish Borders, easily accessible from Moffat yet with a feeling of remoteness. The Southern Upland Way passes Tibbie Shiels Inn at the southwest end of the loch before following the shore to Dryhope Bridge on the A708 Moffat to Selkirk Road.

Tibbie Shiels Inn provides a useful start point for walking and the routes provide many good views over the loch and hills beyond.

Whether in car, on cycle or on foot , a trip to St Mary's Loch will provide a great day out; by car a circuit back to Moffat is provided by turning onto the B road to the left past Megget and Talla Reservoirs to Tweedsmuir and then returning along the A701, perhaps taking time to stop at Tweeds Well, the source of the river Tweed, or pausing to savour the vista at the Devil's Beef Tub before returning to Moffat for a good meal and comfortable accommodation.

St. Mary's Loch is only a few steps
away from the Southern Upland Way.

Take a round trip back to Moffat
by driving past Megget Water and
Talla Reservoir.

As you drive back down towards
Moffat on the A701, marvel at
how Moffat's location is very
reminiscent of "Brigadoon" (but
I don't think we sleep for 100 years
between each day)!

Don't forget to visit the
Moffat Community Nature
Reserve

moffat community nature reserve by phil hardy

Take a trip up to see the
Earshaig Lochans and the
fantastic chainsaw carvings.

earshaig lochans in summer
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