Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

Best known for its magnificent waterfall – the fifth highest in the UK – and uniquely dramatic scenery, Grey Mare’s Tail is a superb example of a hanging valley.
The area boasts a rich history as well, and is important for its rare upland plants and wildlife.
Take a ten minute walk for spectacular views of the fall, which cascades from Loch Skeen into the Moffat Water Valley from a rocky precipice 60m (200ft) above.
Or climb the steep slopes of White Coomb (821m/2,694ft, the highest hill in Dumfriesshire) for even more spectacular views.
You can also see the Tail Burn ‘fort’, an Iron Age earthwork. Although it has long been known as the ‘Giant’s Grave’ it is not a burial mound, and may be defensive or perhaps even a ritual site.

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