Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall

Point Of Interest

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The waterfall, one of the UKs highest, plunges 60m down into the Moffat Water Valley. This dramatic upland landscape was created by glacial erosion over millions of years and unfolds further up steep slopes past the waterfall to picturesque Loch Skeen. Towering above the loch are the peaks of Lochcraig Head, Mid Craig and the summit of White Coomb (821m), with breathtaking views extending as far as the Lake District and Northumberland to the south. A 100m surfaced path leads over a footbridge to a circular waterfall viewing area with interpretation and benches. The surrounding terrain is rough and very steep. The steep slopes around Grey Mares Tail can be dangerous. For your safety please stay on footpaths and follow signs provided. Do not climb over barriers erected to protect you from landslips. A 10-minute walk takes you to spectacular views of the waterfall. A 1¼-mile steep mountain path starts at the waterfall viewing area and ends at Loch Skeen, a glassy pool of mountain water and the source of the waterfall. Challenge yourself to climb to the 821m summit of White Coomb a Corbett and the highest hill in Dumfriesshire.

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Lat: 55.421459 Lng: -3.29271

User Reviews



Beautiful waterfall. Short walk to viewing platform, or a bit of a climb too get up close. There is also a longer walk to the loch that is the source of the falls, it takes you up and past the top of the falls. Beautiful scenery.


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