Moffat Loop via Grey Mare’s Tail

Cycling Route

Moffat Loop via Grey Mare’s Tail

Cycling

Moffat sits in a steep valley on three sides, which means that you have a climb out and onto the hills - but it is so worth the effort.

Amongst the loops around Moffat this is the most iconic one, but also one of the hardest.
You have a long climb out of Moffat to what's commonly known as the Beetub. You will pass the source of the mighty river Tweed and turn right at Tweedsmuir. Here you have the locally famous climb of Talla Reservoir, then Megget Reservoir before dropping down to St Mary’s Loch. There are amazing views along the loch and a welcoming cafe and the famous Tibbie Shiels Inn . If that was not enough you are climbing now over the pass with views of the waterfall - Grey Mare’s Tail. You return to Moffat by the most iconic valley Moffat Dale - a narrow road through the border hills.

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Distance:
44mi / 70.5km
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Total climb:
3,477ft / 1,060m
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Total descent:
3,477ft / 1,060m
Towns along route:
Moffat
Difficulty:
Hard
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What you'll see

Moffat

Towns & Villages

Moffat is a bustling town on the River Annan, minutes from the A74 road.


Devil's Beeftub - Moffat

History & Heritage

The Devil's Beeftub is an historic physical landscape feature which nestles in the Moffat hills.


Talla Reservoir - Biggar

Outdoor Activities

Talla Reservoir is located a mile southeast from Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders. It is an earth-work dam fed by Talla Water and supplies water…


St Mary's Loch - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

St Mary's Loch lies right in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Moffat and provides a beautiful setting for a relaxing walk.